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

21 September 2017, 12:30 | Eugene Bates

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Veep won the Best Comedy Series for the third year in a row and Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress for a whooping sixth time.

Even more impressively, Louis-Dreyfus now stands alongside the legendary Cloris Leachman as the most fêted performer in Emmy Awards history with eight overall wins.

Are you excited about Julia-Louis Dreyfus' win? The actress joked that they wanted to do an impeachment storyline, "but we abandoned that because we were anxious someone else might get to it first".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth straight Outstanding Comedy Actress in a Leading Role award at the 69th#Primetime Emmy Awards. I remember thinking ... this was the high point", and there would never be "another season as insane, as unpredictable, as frightening, as exhausting or as exhilarating. She bested the record she set a year ago with her fifth consecutive win.

Its writer Bruce Miller was first on stage, followed by Ann Dowd, picking up her first Emmy at age 61 for her portrayal of brutal instructor Aunt Lydia. 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. "I don't know what to say about it other than I'm numb", she said.

Sterling K. Brown won best dramatic actor for his role as an African-American who is adopted into a white family in heart-tugging NBC family drama "This Is Us". Louis-Dreyfus was previously tied with Candace Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore with four consecutive wins before taking home another statue at the 2016 ceremony.

"Not since Mad Men began its. winning streak in 2008 has there been such a wide open field for the night's most prestigious trophy: best drama series", said weekly trade paper Variety.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver scored the awards for Best Variety Talk Series and Best Writing for a Variety Series.

"Veep" was this year's most nominated comedy series with a total of 17 Emmy bids.

Riz Ahmed was honoured as best limited series actor for "The Night Of".

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.

"The Voice" won the reality competition category.

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