'Veep' wins Emmy for best comedy series

Sep 22, 2017, 00:21
'Veep' wins Emmy for best comedy series

Donald Glover won the best comedy actor for "Atlanta", which he created and which carries his distinctive voice, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honoured for a sixth time for her role as a self-absorbed politician in the comedy "Veep", named best comedy for the third time.

The "Seinfeld" actress is now tied with Cloris Leachman's record eight Emmys wins by a singular performer.

Dreyfus has been winning over and over again for playing Selina Meyer on HBO's "Veep".

'We did have a whole storyline about impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first, ' said Louis-Dreyfus, accepting her trophy.

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Mandel also said the show had considered an impeachment storyline, but were afraid "somebody else might get to it first". "We did have a whole story about impeachment but we abandoned that because were were anxious someone else might get to it first".

"Veep" was this year's most nominated comedy series with a total of 17 Emmy bids.

"Veep" did, however, win the most important award for comedy shows: Outstanding Comedy Series. With her victory tonight, Louis-Dreyfus pulls ahead of her category rival Allison Janney, who entering tonight's ceremony also boasted seven career acting trophies and hoped to win for her performance on "Mom". "I don't know what to say about it other than I'm numb", she said. Though it has a tight murderer's row of actors in its cast (including perpetual nominee Anna Chlumsky and Emmy victor Tony Hale), it's Louis-Dreyfus who has anchored the series and carried it to prominence.

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. "It's just all very baffling and a s--ton of good luck", she explained.

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