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Emmys 2012: Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

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The Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles for the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy.

The nominees were:

Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day|New Girl

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath|Girls

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton|Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope|Parks And Recreation

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon|30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer|Veep

Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn|Mike & Molly

The award went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her role on "Veep." The HBO seris the thrid series that the actress has won an Emmy for. She was a previous winner for her roles on the shows "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

For more Emmy coverage, including live interviews, follow me on Twitter @Phyllis_Thomas

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