'Veep' Sees Third Comedy Series Emmy Win in Penultimate Season

She has now broached the Emmys record previously set by Cloris Leachman, who has won eight acting Primetime Emmys and one Daytime Emmy.

The glitzy ceremony in downtown Los Angeles - the first under the administration of President Donald Trump - was expected to have a distinctly political flavour, with host Stephen Colbert likely not to pull his punches.

On the acting side of things, Sterling K. Brown, Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed, Alec Baldwin, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all had historic wins.

She is now holding the record for having the most wins in the lead actress category with seven awards.

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Veep also won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series during the show!

"I'm out of a job", said "Veep" showrunner David Mandel, referring to the fact that the show will end after its seventh season in 2018. The series has been an awards-season juggernaut for the last few years, kicking Modern Family off its Emmys pedestal in the best-comedy category after a long streak.

It was her 10th Emmy win overall, including producing credits on "Seinfeld", "Old Christine" and "Veep". The former White House press secretary made a surprise Emmys appearance, wheeling in his own podium.

Last night the 69th Annual Emmy Awards aired on CBS.

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Accepting the coveted trophy, Julia said: "This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter utter joy", before praising her fellow nominees, Pamela Adlon, Jane Fonda, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin.

Louis-Dreyfus-a fan of Leachman's-admitted she kept hearing quotes from Leachman's Young Frankenstein character in her head.

"We had a storyline about an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious someone else might get to it first", she said with a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump.

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