Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her lead role in HBO's "Veep" Sunday night. This is the sixth primetime Emmy award Louis-Dreyfus has earned for her contributions to the television arts.
"I think it would be appropriate at this moment to quote our American politics show. 'What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight.' No, wait, no, I'm so sorry, Donald Trump said that," the actress said as she accepted her award. "It's getting trickier and trickier to satirize his stuff," she added.
"Veep," a wonderfully on-point political comedy, like a "Parks and Recreation" script accidentally bled into "House of Cards," finished up its fourth season this year. Louis-Dreyfus beat out five other actresses for the accolade: Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow and Amy Poehler, who managed to squeeze in a quick disco nap from the comfort of her seat.
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