Julia Louis-Dreyfus Goes Floral For HBO's Emmys After Party

by Luis Castro September 22, 2017, 0:20
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Goes Floral For HBO's Emmys After Party

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

This is the 56-year-old actress' 10th Emmy win overall.

She also got a little political, commending "Veep" for featuring real-life problems and issues.

Comedy legends Norman Lear and Carol Burnett presented Emmy award for best comedy series, which went for the third time to "Veep" - a comedy legend in its own right.

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Her Outstanding Actress in a Comedy award in 2016 set a record for wins in this category (eclipsing Mary Tyler Moore and Candice Bergen) and wins in a row (one more than Helen Hunt).

The ultimate victor has won eight Primetime Emmys for acting over the course of her career, in addition to three more Emmys for serving as a producer on Veep.

The Primetime Emmy Awards was a show for the record books.

With awards juggernaut Downton Abbey" finished and "Game of Thrones ineligible, this year's Emmys are seen as the first in years in which any show could take home the most prestigious statuettes. Seth Meyers (C96, H16) and Billy Eichner (C00), both nominees, were featured in the show as a presenter and in a pre-show gag, respectively.

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"Saturday Night Live" was named best variety sketch series, and also brought wins for Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy's turn as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

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

'We did have a whole storyline about impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first, ' said Louis-Dreyfus, accepting her trophy.

It's a long-running joke that Veep, along with fellow powerhouses Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, pretty much dominate the comedy categories of all major award shows, and this weekend's Emmy Awards ceremony was no exception.

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