'Get out!' Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins record 6th consecutive Emmy for 'Veep'

Tomas Mccoy
September 19, 2017

Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history by becoming the first performer to win six Emmys for the same role, having collected the best comedy actress prize for six straight years.

Backstage after her-and the show's-victory at the 69th annual event, Louis-Dreyfus marveled at the major milestone.

Northwestern and Evanston were highlighted at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards - NU alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) took home her sixth award for the HBO comedy "Veep", and Evanston Township High School alumna Lena Waithe scored for her work in the Netflix comedy "Master of None". It was her 10th Emmy win overall, including producing credits on "Seinfeld", "Old Christine" and "Veep". "He's the reason I'm probably up here", Glover said, acknowledging the entertainment industry's and the Emmys' tilt toward the political under President Donald Trump.

"We did have a whole story line about an impeachment, but we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", she said, to raucous cheers.

Donald Glover's FX show is beloved by critics, and it won awards last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. Waithe became the first black woman to ever win in the category.

SNL also won best variety sketch series and best variety series directing to add to its two guest Emmys from last weekend for Melissa McCarthy as former White House press spokesman Sean Spicer and Dave Chappelle for guest hosting.

She teared up as she gave her thanks Sunday night.

"The biggest TV star of the past year is Donald Trump - and Alec Baldwin, obviously", said Emmy host Stephen Colbert, who has relentlessly attacked Trump on his "The Late Show".

"Big Little Lies" won the limited series award, with Nicole Kidman taking the lead actress award and supporting honours going to her castmates Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.

The 56-year-old actress has won more Emmys than anyone in history.

She said: 'Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a queer black girl from Southside of Chicago.

Louis-Dreyfus also wasn't afraid to get political at the show, nodding to the eerie way Veep has collided with real-world politics.

HBO's Veep took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2017 Emmys, but the show may return later than expected next year and therefore be ineligible at the 2018 Emmys.

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