Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her 5th consecutive Best Actress Emmy for ‘Veep’ on a somber note. During her emotional speech, the actress cried and dedicated her win to her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who shockingly passed away on Sept. 16. Click to WATCH.
“Lastly, I’d like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday,” Julia, 55, tearfully said during her emotional speech. Her hands were shaking up on stage. “I’m so glad he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered,” she continued.
Julia was visibly upset and crying during her entire speech. Even though the win was such a happy moment for Julia, she was clearly devastated over the heartbreaking loss of her billionaire businessman father. Her speech was such a touching tribute to a man who really made something out of his life. William passed away at the age of 84. A cause of death has not been revealed.
Before thanking her father, Julia went on to roast presidential candidate Donald Trump. “I’d like to take this opportunity to personally apologize for the current political climate,” she said. “Our show started as a political satire, but it now feels like a sobering documentary.”
This award marks Julia’s 5th consecutive win for her role as Selina Meyer on Veep. This past season of Veep was Julia’s best yet. She made us laugh until we cried during her scenes with Hugh Laurie, 57, and finding out her daughter was a lesbian. Julia’s won 8 Emmys over the course of her career.
Julia was up against Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper, 36, Inside Amy Schumer’s Amy Schumer, 35, Grace & Frankie’s Lily Tomlin, 77, Black-ish’s Tracee Ellis Ross, 43, and Getting On’s Laurie Metcalf, 61. This is Julia’s world, and we’re just living in it.
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