Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets Her Place in TV History, Again

Adjust Comment Print

LOS ANGELES | Donald Glover won the best comedy actor Emmy Award for "Atlanta", which he created and which carries his distinctive voice, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored Sunday for a sixth time for her role as a self-absorbed politician in the comedy "Veep", named best comedy for the third time.

Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for comedy series writing, for "Master of None", sharing the award with series co-creator Aziz Ansari, who is of Indian heritage.

Because of this awesome feat last night, Louis-Dreyfus holds the title for earning the most Emmy wins for one role.

Accepting the coveted trophy, Julia said: "This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter utter joy", before praising her fellow nominees, Pamela Adlon, Jane Fonda, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin.

Mandel also said the show had considered an impeachment storyline, but were afraid "somebody else might get to it first". She now has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards for acting, tying Cloris Leachman's record.

More news: South Korea, Japan welcome United Nations sanctions on North

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards during host Stephen Colbert's monologue.

McKinnon thanked Clinton for her "grace and grit".

"The Handmaid's Tale" took home several other awards this year, including best drama series.

Plenty of history was made at the Emmys Sunday night.

"He's the reason I am probably up here", Glover said.

More news: Sindhu downs Okuhara to clinch Korea Open

Likewise, when the outstanding Comedy Series category was announced by comedy legends Carol Burnett and Norman Lear, Veep cleaned up there, as well.

"Veep" did, however, win the most important award for comedy shows: Outstanding Comedy Series.

"You are fearless and strong and smart, and you have taught me that you can be kind and fucking badass", she said.

And Charlie Brooker picked up two Emmys for the Black Mirror episode San Junipero - for writing and for best TV movie.

Louis-Dreyfus also wasn't afraid to get political at the show, nodding to the eerie way Veep has collided with real-world politics. Spicer walked on the stage, pushing a podium, during Colbert's opening monologue, satirizing the much-publicized debate over the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.

More news: Gennady Golovkin has amusing comment about his 'GGG' alter ego