'Veep' wins Emmy for best comedy series

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That was Louis-Dreyfus's first outstanding lead actress in a comedy series award (she was nominated but lost the following four years) and, of course, a foreshadowing of future triumphs.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus can't stop winning.

"This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter utter joy", she said in her acceptance speech.

Master of None's Lena Waithe also made history with her comedy writing win. She claimed that the next (and last) season of "Veep" had planned a "whole storyline about an impeachment" that was ultimately abandoned because "someone else may get there first".

The big win for HBO comedy series Veep ties her with acting legend Cloris Leachman for most ever by a performer as they both have eight gongs total.

Alec Baldwin predictably won for his impersonation of Donald Trump as Supporting Actor, but the season was largely dominated by McKinnon's multiple portrayals of Hillary Clinton and White House administrators on a largely politically themed season.




Waithe became the first Black woman to ever win the Emmy for that category.

Mandel brought the show's massive team and cast onstage, and also thanked the show's creator and former showrunner Armando Iannucci.

HBO's Veep took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2017 Emmys, but the show may return later than expected next year and therefore be ineligible at the 2018 Emmys. "It is a complicated, insidious disease".

When she got up onstage, the actress dropped the f-bomb as she took the Emmy in her hands and once again when she thanked her mother, who was in the audience, for all of the love and support through the years. "You are fearless and strong and smart", she said.

Louis-Dreyfus also wasn't afraid to get political at the show, nodding to the eerie way Veep has collided with real-world politics. In addition, other female-driven shows - Black Mirror ("San Junipero"), The Crown and Feud: Bette and Joan - won two Emmys each. Spicer walked on the stage, pushing a podium, during Colbert's opening monologue, satirizing the much-publicized debate over the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.

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