SAG Awards: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
The actress spoke out against President Trump's "immigrant ban" during her speech.
Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series on Sunday night.
The actress beat out fellow nominees Ellie Kemper, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and last year's winner, Uzo Aduba.
The award is Louis-Dreyfus' second SAG award for Veep and her seventh overall, previously winning five SAG awards for her role on Seinfeld.
The actress began with a facetiously grandiose speech that seemed to allude to President Donald Trump's boasts about his inaugural crowd size and "landslide" victory in the 2016 election, even referencing Russian involvement in the Hollywood ceremony.
"Whether the Russians did or did not hack the voting of tonight's SAG Awards, I look out on the million or probably even a million and a half people in this room and I say this award is legitimate and I won," Louis-Dreyfus proclaimed. "I'm the winner. The winner is me. Landslide!"
Louis-Dreyfus then got serious, switching "to a less insane note," and condemned the "immigrant ban" Trump imposed via executive order on Friday.
"I am the daughter of an immigrant. My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France, and I am an American patriot," the actress said in part. "Because I love this country I am horrified by its blemishes. This immigrant ban is a blemish, and it is un-American."
She then read the WGA statement issued earlier on Sunday that she said she fully agrees with.
Louis-Dreyfus also was nominated for best comedy series ensemble along with her Veep co-stars.
The awards are being held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.