BRUCEBLOG: History makers emerge at Emmys: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hulu, Donald Glover

Posted September 19, 2017

The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the scheming, amoral politician Selina Meyer, a former vice president and president, and her coterie of handlers and political strategists.

The ultimate victor has won eight Primetime Emmys for acting over the course of her career, in addition to three more Emmys for serving as a producer on Veep. She also won Emmys as lead actress on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and as supporting actress on "Seinfeld". "He's the reason I'm probably up here", Glover said, acknowledging the entertainment industry's and the Emmys' tilt toward the nonstop political under President Donald Trump.

"We did have a whole story line about an impeachment, but we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", she said, to raucous cheers.

Louis-Dreyfus also set a new Emmy record with six consecutive wins for the same role.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "Saturday Night Live".

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. The series also took awards for best drama writing and directing.

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"I always remember when someone told me that when you die, you don't remember a bill that Congress passed or a decision the Supreme Court made or an address made by the president", he said.

A victory by NBC's "This Is Us", the first network drama series to be nominated since CBS' "The Good Wife" in 2011. "I don't know what to say about it other than I'm numb", she said.

And Charlie Brooker picked up two Emmys for the Black Mirror episode San Junipero - for writing and for best TV movie.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a lot of competition in the category.

Trump loomed over the ceremony as the target of multiple jokes. "Both in person and around the world", Spicer shouted with authority, echoing his claim that Trump's inauguration crowd was the biggest ever and evoking McCarthy's manic portrayal of him.