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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmys History for Veep Win

This is sixth consecutive win for playing Selina Meyer

Lindsay MacDonald

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history tonight with her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series win. She now has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards for acting, tying Cloris Leachman's record. She also broke the record for wins for by a performer for the same role, winning a sixth consecutive Emmy for playing Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep.

"This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime," she said during her acceptance speech on Sunday evening. She also joked about a potential storyline for the upcoming season. "We did have a whole story about impeachment but we abandoned that because were were worried someone else might get to it first."

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This will be it for her wins as Selina, though. HBO recently announced that the comedy would end its run at the conclusion of this upcoming season.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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