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Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins SAG Award for 'Veep'

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Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has just won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for "Veep" on Jan. 17, 2014, at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by the SAG-AFTRA Guild and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

In a funny moment, Julia thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her Golden Globe and then for her Oscar.

In "Veep," Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer, the Vice President of the United States. Yet, Selina isn't exactly getting the kind of respect she thought her office would garner her. She has nicknamed herself "Veep" and hopes the nickname catches on and that she will be viewed as the people's Vice President.

This is the sixth SAG Award win and 13th nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her previous SAG Awards were won in:

  • 1998 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for "Seinfeld."
  • 1998 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Seinfeld."
  • 1997 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for "Seinfeld."
  • 1997 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Seinfeld."
  • 1995 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for "Seinfeld."

Also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series were:

  • Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
  • Julie Bowen for "Modern Family"
  • Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie"
  • Mayim Bialik for "The Big Bang Theory"

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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com

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