Emmys: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets Record With Sixth Win for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

The 'Veep' actress took a jab at Donald Trump during her acceptance speech, saying, "I’d like to apologize for the current political climate."

Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy series for the sixth time on Sunday night, setting a record for the actress with the most wins in that category.

The actress beat out Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Laurie Metcalf in Getting On, Tracee Ellis Ross in Black-ish, Amy Schumer in Inside Amy Schumer and Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie.

 

The actress took a jab at Donald Trump during her acceptance speech, saying, "I’d like to 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 it now feels more like a sobering documentary."

She jokingly vowed to "rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it."

Dreyfus, on a more serious note, ended her time at the podium by dedicating her award to her father, who passed away Friday.

"I’m so glad that he liked Veep, because his opinion was the one that really mattered," she said through tears.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

A complete list of winners can be found here. The winners for the Creative Arts Emmys, which were handed out last weekend over two nights, can be found here.

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