"Veep" Again Wins Emmy For Outstanding Comedy Series

by Wade Massey September 22, 2017, 0:18

Backstage after her-and the show's-victory at the 69th annual event, Louis-Dreyfus marveled at the major milestone.

Waithe also made history when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing.

The actress broke the record for most Emmys won by a performer for the same show when she earned best actress in a comedy series for "Veep" Sunday night.

The actress also thanked HBO and all of the show's writers, directors, producers and her costars, whom she loves "dearly" and relies on dearly.

She previously won for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and in the supporting actress in a comedy category for "Seinfeld".

Donald Glover became the first black victor of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, while Master of None's Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

She has been nominated for 24 Emmys over her decades-long career. It also makes her the only actor or actress to win that many Emmys for the same role.

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"I remember the first time we won this award", creator Lorne Michaels said in accepting the show's trophy for best variety sketch series. Both, unsurprisingly, got big laughs. Colbert, whose show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert lost to John Oliver's Last Week Tonight in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category, took a moment to languish in feigned disappointment during an impromptu bit with fellow late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

Aside from Janney, Louis-Dreyfus contended against Pamela Adlon ("Better Things"), Jane Fonda ("Grace and Frankie"), Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish"), and Lily Tomlin ("Grace and Frankie").

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