You Guys, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Made Emmy Awards History Last Night
And also delivered the most hilarious (and moving) speech of the night
For the love of all things Selina Meyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmys history last night when she took home her fifth Emmy in a row for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as the “people’s vice-president” on HBO’s Veep.
Yep, the honor brought her total number of Emmy Awards for lead actress in a comedy to six—she also snagged one for her role on The New Adventures of Old Christine—which makes her the top award-winner ever in the category. (She edged out Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore, NBD.) And that’s not even counting her supporting actress win for Seinfeld.
As per usual, Julia accepted the golden statuette with grace...and humor, apologizing profusely for the role her character has played on the current political climate.
Still, things took a poignant turn when she dedicated her award to her late father (a Veep super-fan, she explained) who, sadly, passed away this past Friday.
Watch the clip with tissues in hand.