Congratulations and condolences are both in order for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. At Sunday night's 68th annual Emmy awards show, Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her sixth Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy. It's the most any woman has ever won in that category, breaking the tie she was in with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore.
This was also her fifth win for her role as Selena Myers in Veep, and her acceptance speech reflected the political nature of the show.
After thanking the cast and crew of the show, Louis-Dreyfus said:
While I'm apologizing, I'd also like to take this opportunity to personally apologize for the current political climate. I think that Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire, but now feels more like a sobering documentary. So, I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it.
But just when it seemed her speech would stay funny and light (well, as light as it can be, given that the current political climate is like a tornado of crap), Louis-Dreyfus was suddenly choking back sobs, dedicating her win to her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday at the age of 84.