Emmys: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Record for Most Wins in the Same Role

“Veep” star ties Cloris Leachman for most acting awards of any performer

“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her eighth Emmy award on Sunday, taking home her sixth straight trophy for her performance on “Veep.”

The actress breaks the record for most primetime Emmy awards won by an actor for the same role, besting “Murphy Brown’s” Candice Bergen and “The Andy Griffith Show’s” Don Knotts. She also ties “Mary Tyler Moore Show” star Cloris Leachman for most acting trophies overall, with eight total (Louis-Dreyfus has two other wins for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”)

The win came late in a show full of political statements, and Louis-Dreyfus kept it going by taking a not-so-subtle dig at President Donald Trump in her acceptance speech.

“We did have a whole storyline about impeachment [on this past season of “Veep”],” she said, “but we abandoned that because we were worried someone else would get to it first.”

“Veep’s” winning streak continued when the show also took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third time in a row. With the show set to end after next season, Louis-Dreyfus has one more shot to beat Leachman outright before the HBO comedy comes to its conclusion next year.