The Night's Biggest Laugh-Cry Moment
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins, thanks her late father
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2016 8:24 PM CDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Julia Loius-Dreyfus won lead actress in a comedy series yet again for Veep, and her acceptance speech "made us go through every emoji," one Twitter user noted. Per the Week, Loius-Dreyfus first apologized for today's current political climate, saying her HBO show had "torn down the wall between comedy and politics." Veep "started out as a political satire but it now feels more like a sobering documentary, so I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it," she joked. Her emotions, and those of the audience, then suddenly did a 180 as she dedicated her win to dad William Louis-Dreyfus, who died at the age of 84 on Friday. "I'm so glad he liked Veep, because his opinion was the one that really mattered," she said tearfully, per Time.

 

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