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

Lead Actress, Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive Emmy for Veep, and after presenter Jimmy Fallon interrupted her kissing-fest with Bryan Cranston — "Yeah, he was on Seinfeld," she admitted — she noted (out of character), "The show is very dense. It's a huge labor of love."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won her third consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy? Get out!

The actress nabbed the award for her role as Selina Meyer in HBO's Veep at Monday's Emmy ceremony.

She celebrated the win by locking lips with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston on her way to the podium. The pair had previously kissed in an episode of Seinfeld.

"The show is very dense, as you might notice," she said in her acceptance speech, before thanking the Veep cast and crew for maintaining "grace under pressure."

Louis-Dreyfus prevailed over Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black). 

This is Louis-Dreyfus' third straight win in the category for Veep. Previously, she won the category for The New Adventures of Old Christine in 2006 and outstanding supporting actress for Seinfeld in 1996. 

Click here to see the best and worst moments from Monday night's ceremony.

A complete list of winners can be found below (click here to see photos).

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