Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus scored her sixth straight Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy tonight for the HBO show. The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the scheming, amoral politician Selina Meyer, a former vice president and president, and her coterie of handlers and political strategists. Of the nine Emmy wins, six went to women, with Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) shared by Julie Berghoff and Sophie Neudorfer.
She has five for Veep and one for New Adventures of Old Christine.
Not only did Louis-Dreyfus beat out "Mom" actress Allison Janney, who has two lead actress Emmys of her own, but she also edged out "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Fonda (Netflix's "Grace and Frankie").
"We have a great final season that we are about to start filming with a lot of surprises", she added, revealing that they had a "whole storyline about an impeachment" which they they abandoned because they were "worried that someone else might get to it first".More news: Emmys 2017 red carpet
Louis-Dreyfus also set a new Emmy record with six consecutive wins for the same role.
Alec Baldwin predictably won for his impersonation of Donald Trump as Supporting Actor, but the season was largely dominated by McKinnon's multiple portrayals of Hillary Clinton and White House administrators on a largely politically themed season. The latter award was groundbreaking as he was the first black director to ever win in the category.
She teared up as she gave her thanks Sunday night.
The 56-year-old actress has won more Emmys than anyone in history.More news: Five dead at Florida nursing home
"Saturday Night Live" triumphed early for a season of skewering President Donald Trump, while the ceremony and host Stephen Colbert did likewise.
"The Handmaid's Tale" took home several other awards this year, including best drama series. "And for everybody that showed us so much love of this episode, thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a little queer, black girl from the South Side of Chicago".
In a crowded limited series category, HBO's female-driven murder mystery "Big Little Lies" came out on top, winning for best series, for actors Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard, as well as for writing and directing.More news: Wisconsin Senate passes state budget, sends to Walker