Emmys: Which Show Will Win the Award for Comedy?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets Emmys Record With Sixth Consecutive Win for Veep

5 Emmys® for "Veep", including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less), Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour).

"We did have a whole storyline about an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", she joked.

First-time Emmy victor Donald Glover also made history, as the first African American director to win for a comedy series.

Will third time be a charm for HBO's Veepat Sunday's Emmy Awards?

The 56-year-old actress has won more Emmys than anyone in history.

Donald Glover doubled down on historic wins, as the first black actor to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series since Robert Guillaume won for Benson in 1985 and the first black person to win an Emmy for comedy directing ever.

With her victory tonight, Louis-Dreyfus pulls ahead of her category rival Allison Janney, who entering tonight's ceremony also boasted seven career acting trophies and hoped to win for her performance on "Mom".

What should win: One potential spoilsport could be FX's Atlanta, especially if the Academy's members want to prove that they're young and hip.




Do you think the right woman was named this year's Outstanding Actress in a Comedy? She was the first woman to win since Mimi Leder for ER in 1995.

"We've shown a light on domestic abuse", she said.

Riz Ahmed won the Emmy for lead actor in a limited series or movie for HBO's "The Night Of".

Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Special: Charlie Brooker, "Black Mirror: San Junipero".

To round out the night, Lena Waithe was given a full standing ovation for being the first African-American female to win the award for best writing for a comedy series.

The only other actor to ever come close to that sort of winning streak in the category has been Helen Hunt.

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.

"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period". Colbert dragged President Donald Trump throughout most of his opening monologue, but this moment literally made jaws drop.

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