Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmy History With Sixth 'Veep' Lead Actress Win

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets Emmys Record With Sixth Consecutive Win for Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history tonight with her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series win.

If awards were handed out for best worst dancing, Julia Louis-Dreyfus would have an extra Emmy to add to her mantle.

During her acceptance speech, Julia hinted at President Trump's possible future impeachment. "He's the reason I'm probably up here", Glover said, acknowledging the entertainment industry's and the Emmys' tilt toward the nonstop political under President Donald Trump. Janney, an Emmys favorite, has already won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Mom, but this year she was upgraded to lead actress.

The show, which earned outstanding guest actor and actress prizes for Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy during ceremonies last weekend, also took home prizes at the Microsoft Theater Sunday for Kate McKinnon as supporting actress in a comedy series and for Alec Baldwin as supporting actor - honored for his portrayal of Trump. The latter award was groundbreaking as he was the first black director to ever win in the category.

McKinnon thanked Clinton for her "grace and grit".

"I remember the first time we won this award", creator Lorne Michaels said in accepting the show's trophy for best variety sketch series. He won twice for lead actor in a comedy for his work in "30 Rock".

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Waithe also made history when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing.

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.

In a crowded limited series category, HBO's female-driven murder mystery "Big Little Lies" came out on top, winning for best series, for actors Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard, as well as for writing and directing.

Kidman said the production highlighted the "complicated, insidious disease" of domestic abuse. In addition, other female-driven shows - Black Mirror ("San Junipero"), The Crown and Feud: Bette and Joan - won two Emmys each.

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

Colbert thanked the president for tuning in Sunday, joking that Trump is the only one who has enough time to keep current on all that's going on in television nowadays.

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