Emmys: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Andy Samberg hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series for her performance in Veep at Sunday night's ceremony. Seth Meyers presented the honor to Dreyfus onstage. 

Dreyfus proceeded to give her acceptance speech in what she called the "political way."

"What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight," said Dreyfus. "Oh no, I'm sorry. Donald Trump said that. It's getting trickier and trickier to satirize this stuff."

Dreyfus beat out Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) to win the award.

"I love powerful, funny women," said Dreyfus who gave a special shout-out to her fellow competitors, including Poehler.

The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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