'Veep' Sees Third Comedy Series Emmy Win in Penultimate Season

Emilio Banks
September 19, 2017

The leading lady took home the 2017 award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy for her role in Veep, holding the record for most wins for a performance in the same role for the same series.

Speaking backstage at the Emmy Awards Sunday following his win for best supporting actor in a comedy, Baldwin addressed the surprise appearance by the former White House press secretary as a part of a comedy bit that opened the show.

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. She added, "This is, and continues to be, the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter joy".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus managed to throw several jabs at President Donald Trump at the 69th Emmys. Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series on Sunday. She teased the upcoming and final season of the show, nodding to a potential plot point. Veep, the satire of a hapless but charming woman who becomes the first female president of the United States, today won the Emmy for best comedy series.

HBO roared back, too, winning that Talk Show award, Best Limited Series and Best Comedy ("Veep"), topping the field with 29 wins.

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"It is filled with shame and secrecy, and by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more", she said.

When she got up onstage, the actress dropped the f-bomb as she took the Emmy in her hands and once again when she thanked her mother, who was in the audience, for all of the love and support through the years.

NBC's "The Voice" won the third consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality-competition program.

Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Special: Charlie Brooker, "Black Mirror: San Junipero". Spicer walked on the stage, pushing a podium, during Colbert's opening monologue, satirizing the much-publicized debate over the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.

As host, Stephen Colbert did a great job, mixing pretaped bits (with RuPaul as Emmy, with the cast of "Westworld" as a malfunctioning robot host) with live gags (many aimed at his "Late Show" target Donald Trump).

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