Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history by winning her sixth straight Emmy Award in the Best Comedy actress category.
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Louis-Dreyfus’s six Emmy wins for her performance as Selina Meyer in HBO's Veep are the most Emmys ever for a performer playing the same role in the same series, as well as the most consecutive wins by an actress in the category.
The win is also Louis-Dreyfus’ eighth Emmy overall, tying Cloris Leachman for the most Emmys won by a female performer.
Louis-Dreyfus beat out Pamela Adlon (FX’s Better Things), Tracee Ellis Ross (ABC’s Black-ish), Jane Fonda (Netflix’s Grace and Frankie), Lily Tomlin (Netflix's Grace and Frankie), Allison Janney (CBS’ Mom), and Ellie Kemper (Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).