Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy category at the 2015 Emmy Awards Sunday. The comedian won for her work as Selina Meyer on “Veep,” a show that satirizes American politics. Louis-Dreyfus took the opportunity to make some jokes about presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I think it would be appropriate at this moment to quote our political satire ‘Veep’: ‘What an honor it must be for you to honor me tonight,’ ” she said. “Oh wait, no … Donald Trump said that, I’m sorry. It’s getting trickier and trickier to satirize this stuff.”
The actress was nominated for the award alongside Amy Poehler, who was nominated six consecutive times for “Parks and Recreation.” The “Saturday Night Live” alum seemed to know she was going to lose. She threw on sunglasses and a hoodie as her category was announced and pretended to be asleep. Poehler did smile and applaud Louis-Dreyfus as she went up, but quickly returned to her act. The Emmy winner called her out during her acceptance speech.
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“I’d like to honor also all the women in this category,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “I love funny women. I love powerful, funny women -- Amy, wake up! I love you gals so much, I do.”
Louis-Dreyfus and Poehler were nominated alongside Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow, Amy Schumer and Lily Tomlin. This is Louis-Dreyfus’ sixth Emmy award.