Julia Louis-Dreyfus dedicates Emmys win to late father

The latest on Sunday's 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

As you may've seen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus tearfully revealed that her father passed away over the weekend as she accepted the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award at Sunday's Emmys. She went on to personally thank HBO executives, David Mandel-who took over from Veep creator Armando Iannucci as showrunner on the caustic comedy's-and writer Frank Rich, one of the series's executive producers.

"I'd like to apologise for the current political climate", she began.

"Our show started as a political satire, but now seems like a documentary".

"Veep" star Louis-Dreyfus tearfully shared during her Emmy acceptance speech that her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, had passed away on Friday.

Sterling K. Brown, who won for his potrayal of Christopher Darden in FX's "The People Versus OJ Simpson", got in a dig at the would-be first lady's RNC plagiarism: "I was talking to Melania Trump this morning and I was asking her, 'What should I do, what should I say?'"

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On the other hand, Julia Louis-Dreyfus probably created an unbeatable benchmark in the comedy game. "So I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it". That ties the record it set past year, when it scored the most Emmy wins for a series in a single season.

So attractive. Congrats to her on another well-deserved win. It's Louis-Dreyfus' seventh Emmy Award, as she also won for her roles in "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine".

Paulson, who played losing Los Angeles trial prosecutor Marcia Clark in the show, brought Clark along with her to the Emmys.

On the red carpet, Judith Light was being fully transparent when she told bleacher fans how hard it is to walk a red carpet in heels. She thanked Hillary Clinton in her speech.

Kate McKinnon, 32, won her first Emmy in four nominations, taking home the prize for supporting actress in a comedy for "Saturday Night Live".

  • Michelle Webb