History was made Sunday night, and, no, it wasn’t from Leah Remini’s record-setting 800-meter clapback dash to the nearest exit when Scientologist Elisabeth Moss took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus walked away with her sixth Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award for playing Selina Meyer on Veep. Vanity Fair notes the previous record holder was Candice Bergen with her string of five for playing the title character on Murphy Brown. Candy B. must have Helen Hunt’s lip imprint firmly on her hiney cheeks out of gratitude, as she eventually took herself out of the Emmy running, which then enabled a string of Helen wins. Julia’s total take is now eight Primetime Emmys if you include her time on Seinfeld and The New Adventures Of Old Christine, and she doesn’t show any sign of stopping there with one more Veep season coming up. That ties her with Cloris Leachman, who should get an honorary Primetime Emmy for even agreeing to show her face on Dancing With The Stars. Nobody should topple the throne of Mary Tyler Moore’s landlady!!!
Julia beat out Pamela Adlon, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda’s show pony hair to nab her latest award. She at least recognized what a crowd of tough broads she was competing against this year, saying the group was packed with “fine and powerful funny ladies in our category . . . you are superb and I adore you.” Julia also realized how fucked it is that our actual White House seems like the boiling pot of shit stew that spews each week from the political environment on her show. She admitted:
“We did have a whole story line about an impeachment, but we were worried that someone else might get to it first.”
Trump has been eerily silent on Twitter about his thoughts on last night’s show, and you might say it’s because he’s busy speaking at the United Nations today. Wrong! I’m sure it’s trying to find some sick burn about how Old Christine could have been Current Hot Christine if she had just got a boob job.
Here’s more of Julia from last night, including her posing with Veep co-star Anna Chlumsky.