Top comedy Emmys go to Donald Glover, plus 'Veep' and its star

Top comedy Emmys go to Donald Glover, plus 'Veep' and its star

That was Louis-Dreyfus's first outstanding lead actress in a comedy series award (she was nominated but lost the following four years) and, of course, a foreshadowing of future triumphs.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) steps on the stage at the Emmy Awards in 2015.

"Veep" star Julia Louis Dreyfus revealed during her Emmys acceptance speech that the show had planned for an impeachment to take place but dropped it in case President Trump was impeached. Overall, it fills her trophy case with eight acting wins, bolstered by her 1996 Supporting Emmy for Seinfeld.

She has five for Veep and one for New Adventures of Old Christine. "We did have a whole story line about an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", she quipped.

Donald Glover's FX show is beloved by critics, and it won awards last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was one of the first highlights of the evening when he rolled out his podium and made a cameo appearance alongside Stephen Colbert.

When she got up onstage, the actress dropped the f-bomb as she took the Emmy in her hands and once again when she thanked her mother, who was in the audience, for all of the love and support through the years.

More history was made in the best comedy writing award, which was shared by Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari for penning his Netflix sitcom Master Of None.

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"He's the reason I am probably up here", Glover said.

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.

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep".

Kidman said the production highlighted the "complicated, insidious disease" of domestic abuse.

"You are courageous and strong and smart, and you have taught me that you can be kind and fucking badass", she said.

NBC's "The Voice" won the third consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality-competition program. In addition, other female-driven shows - Black Mirror ("San Junipero"), The Crown and Feud: Bette and Joan - won two Emmys each.

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