Actress Julia-Louis-Dreyfus has won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in "Veep," on Sep. 22, 2013, at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and honors the best in television. Tonight’s show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris live on CBS from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
Julia said when accepting the Emmy "This is so much good fortune, it's almost too much to bear. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh."
This is the fourth Primetime Emmy Award win and 16th nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her previous Emmy wins were in:
- 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in "Veep"
- 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
- 1996 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in "Seinfeld"
Also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series were:
- Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie"
- Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
- Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation"
- Laura Dern for "Enlightened"
- Lena Dunham for "Girls"
"Veep" is the story of a former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about.
"Veep" was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys, including:
- Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Tony Hale
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Anna Chlumsky
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com