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Emmy Awards 2014: Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins Outstanding Lead Actress Comedy

The 2014 Emmys were announced last night at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. The award is now a fixture for “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus the talented actress picked up her third consecutive Emmy for her role as Selina Meyer on the HBO series.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepting the Emmy for Veep
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The actress topped on her three-peat with a steamy kiss from fellow nominee “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston. Louis-Dreyfus and Cranston have been making viewers laugh recently in an hilarious sketch that has gone viral.

“I would love to thank HBO because honestly, I’ve worked in a lot of places in this town and it’s absolutely my favorite place I’ve ever worked,” the actress said. “I'd like to thank ‑‑ yay. I'd like to thank everybody on our show. Obviously, our intrepid, hilarious writers. Huge shout‑out to them, of course. And specifically, to Tony Roche, Simon Blackwell, and Chris Addison our director without whom we couldn't do this program. And our great cast whom I adore and all of our producers and all of our crew who work so hard. And, of course, our superb leader, Armando Iannucci. I mean, come on, forget about it. But I have to say this show is very dense, as you might notice, and it takes ‑‑ it's a huge labor of love, and every labor of love takes a lot of labor, so a lot of labor. This one particularly. So I really want to thank everybody on the show for having such extraordinary grace under pressure and for having so much fun. Thank you. Thank you. And thank you. “

Also joining Louis-Dreyfus in this category for Outstanding Lead Actress were Lena Dunham for “Girls,” Melissa McCarthy for “Mike & Molly,” Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie,” Taylor Schilling for "Orange is the New Black" and Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation."

The Emmy wins for “Veep” for Louis-Dreyfus were not the actress's only repeat wins. She had previously won for her former series “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Seinfeld.”

For more coverage of tonight’s Emmys, check back to this page.

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