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
The Night's Biggest Laugh-Cry Moment
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)

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. (More Emmy Awards stories.)

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