Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history on Sunday night after winning her sixth consecutive Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Award for her role in Veep. Unlike her beleaguered on-screen counterpart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has proven she can always cinch the votes.
"Veep" star Julia Louis Dreyfus revealed during her Emmys acceptance speech that the show had planned for an impeachment to take place but dropped it in case President Trump was impeached. Prior to that win, the actress had maintained a three-way tie with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore for most lead actress wins.
She joked that the writers had planned a storyline about an impeachment "but we abandoned that because we were anxious someone else might get to it first". This now makes her the actor with the most Emmy wins for a single role in a same series. The former White House press secretary made a surprise Emmys appearance, wheeling in his own podium. "Both in person and around the world", Spicer shouted with authority, echoing his claim that Trump's inauguration crowd was the biggest ever and evoking McCarthy's manic portrayal of him.
As host, Stephen Colbert did a great job, mixing pretaped bits (with RuPaul as Emmy, with the cast of "Westworld" as a malfunctioning robot host) with live gags (many aimed at his "Late Show" target Donald Trump).
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The 56-year-old actress has won more Emmys than anyone in history. From 1996-1999 she won lead actress in a comedy for "Mad About You". "Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a little queer black girl from the south side of Chicago", she said. The series won its second Emmy in a row for Best Comedy Series.
The Emmy for outstanding television movie went to Netflix's "Black Mirror: San Junipero", which also won a prize for outstanding writing for a limited series or movie for Charlie Brooker.
If this report about Veep's return is accurate, it's a big deal, as the HBO series has had several of the Emmys' comedy categories locked up for the past few years.in 2018, Veep's absence will give some other shows their time to shine, in the same way that Game of Thrones' absence this year allowed The Handmaid's Tale to sweep.
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