Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes History With Sixth Emmy Win

By Allie Waxman


At the 2017 Emmys, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history by winning the most consecutive awards by an actor for the same role. The Emmy was Louis-Dreyfus’ eighth acting prize (having previously garnered the honor for The New Adventures of Old Christine and Seinfeld), and her sixth for portrayal of Selina Meyer.

Louis-Dreyfus thanked her loved ones and drew connections to the current political climate in her acceptance speech, and in her post-win interview candidly summed up her thoughts: “It’s all very baffling and a sh*t-ton of good luck.”

In addition to Louis-Dreyfus’ historic win, Veep won Best Comedy for the third year in a row and received additional honors for casting, production design and cinematography. Since its first season, Veep has been nominated for 59 Emmys and has won 17.