Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Emmy Record With Sixth Lead Actress Win

“Veep” star surpasses Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore for most trophies in the category

Last Updated: September 18, 2016 @ 6:07 PM

“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards with a record-breaking sixth win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on Sunday night.

The win puts Louis-Dreyfus ahead of Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) and Mary Tyler Moore (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) for most wins in the category, with six total, when combined with her previous win for CBS’s “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

With her fifth consecutive trophy for playing Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy, the actress now also ties “The Andy Griffith Show” star Don Knotts, Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant”) and Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) for the most Emmys won for playing the same character.

Louis-Dreyfus, a TV academy favorite, also holds the record for most nominations in the lead actress category, alongside Moore. Both actresses have 10 total nominations, with Louis-Dreyfus’ nods all coming within the last 11 years.

Watch her acceptance speech above, and see the complete list of Sunday’s winners here.

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