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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Dedicates Her Best Comedy Actress Emmy to Late Father

See her tearful speech!

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Megan Vick

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is known for her comedy, but her 2016 Emmy acceptance speech turned very emotional when she dedicated the award to her late father.

William Louis-Dreyfus passed away on Friday. His daughter thanked him for liking her because "his opinion was the one that really mattered," as she tearfully accepted her record-breaking fifth consecutive Leading Actress in a Comedy award.

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While the dedication was sad, the Veep has a lot to be happy about. Along with the unheard of five-peat win she's also the most-decorated actress in the category with a total of six (she also won in 2006 for The New Adventures of Old Christine), breaking the record previously set by Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore.

In total, Louis-Dreyfus now has eight Emmys thanks to her role in Seinfeld. She's been nominated a whopping 22 times.

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The other Leading Actress in a Comedy nominees were Laurie Metcalf for Getting On, Ellie Kemper for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie and Tracee Ellis-Ross for Black-ish. Ellis-Ross was the first black female to be nominated in the category since Phylicia Rashad for The Cosby Show 30 years ago.

Veep was also nominated twice for Best Comedy Writing, three times for Best Comedy Directing, twice for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and of course, Best Comedy Series.