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Emmys 2017: Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history with sixth consecutive win

21 September 2017, 12:30 | Rudolph Thomas

Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis Dreyfus going for it at the Emmys in 2014 More

Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis Dreyfus going for it at the Emmys in 2014 More

Veep's absence also creates an opportunity for comedic actresses, as Julia Louis-Dreyfuss has taken home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series every year since 2012.

Veep, the satire of a hapless but charming woman who becomes the first female president of the United States, on Sunday won the Emmy for best comedy series. She also broke the record for wins for by a performer for the same role, winning a sixth consecutive Emmy for playing Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep. She called her "Veep" role "the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter joy".

She's 56", while another added: "Julia Louis-Dreyfus's insane streak would be infuriating if she didn't 1000% deserve it. Currently, the honour goes to Cloris Leachman, who has eight awards under her belt. "We did have a whole storyline about impeachment, but we abandoned it because we were anxious someone else might get to it first". 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.

If this holds true, the seventh season will not be able to score any nominations (or wins, obviously) simply by virtue of airing too late in the year to be under consideration.

Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump on Comcast Corp's NBC's satirical series "Saturday Night Live". Louis-Dreyfus was already the actress with the most wins ever at the Primetime Emmys.

"The world would not be as lovely as it is if we weren't in it", she said in her acceptance speech, referencing the LGBTQ community.

"His life, even as an old man, reminds us what courage and leadership in government really looks like", he said.

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

The HBO series is celebrating a third consecutive victory in the category.

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

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

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