Veep wins best comedy at 2017 Emmys

She plays Selina Meyer on the HBO series Veep, which recently wrapped its penultimate season. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the evening was full of laughs and several digs at our current POTUS.

Are you excited about Julia-Louis Dreyfus' win?

The 56-year-old actress - who became famous for playing in Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld - promised a "great final season" of Veep.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus can't stop winning.

She is now holding the record for having the most wins in the lead actress category with seven awards.

Veep's last season could air too late in the year to be eligible for 2018 Emmy Awards contention.

She also tied Cloris Leachman for the most acting Emmy wins with eight.

Not only did Louis-Dreyfus beat out "Mom" actress Allison Janney, who has two lead actress Emmys of her own, but she also edged out "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Fonda (Netflix's "Grace and Frankie").

The Primetime Emmy Awards was a show for the record books.

Lena Waithe, the first black woman ever nominated for comedy writing, took that Emmy for the "Master of None" episode "Thanksgiving", which she co-wrote with series creator Aziz Ansari. "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. The show also took home its first Outstanding Variety Show Emmy since 1993.

"This is, and continues to be, the role of a lifetime, and an adventure of utter, utter joy", she said during her acceptance speech.

In the star packed song, Louis-Dreyfus sang about sang how nice it would be to have a president who 'was not beloved by Nazis'.

The political satire comedy show even managed to replace "Modern Family" on the Emmy stage in the best-comedy category.


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