April 21, 2018

All the historic wins at the 69th annual Emmy awards

22 September 2017, 12:18 | Sheila Mcguire

Aziz Ansari in a scene from Master

Aziz Ansari in a scene from Master of None

Because of this awesome feat last night, Louis-Dreyfus holds the title for earning the most Emmy wins for one role.

Waithe also made history when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. Additionally, this win ties her with Cloris Leachman for most total Emmy acting wins (they both now have eight).

To round out the night, Lena Waithe was given a full standing ovation for being the first African-American female to win the award for best writing for a comedy series.

She previously won for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and in the supporting actress in a comedy category for "Seinfeld".

"The biggest TV star of the past year is Donald Trump - and Alec Baldwin, obviously", said Emmy host Stephen Colbert, who has relentlessly attacked Trump on his "The Late Show". She plays Selina Meyer on the HBO series Veep, which recently wrapped its penultimate season.

Melissa McCarthy was honoured at last weekend's creative arts Emmys as best guest actress for her "SNL" work, including portraying Sean Spicer.

With awards juggernaut Downton Abbey" finished and "Game of Thrones ineligible, this year's Emmys are seen as the first in years in which any show could take home the most prestigious statuettes.

This was a banner year for Northwestern alumni Emmy nominees, with more than a dozen actors, writers, producers, and post-production specialists up for awards.

Now-legendary Louis-Dreyfus accepted her award toward the end of the evening, and kept her speech to the packed house at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater short but still meaningful.

In the star packed song, Louis-Dreyfus sang about sang how nice it would be to have a president who 'was not beloved by Nazis'.

"We did have a whole storyline about an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious someone else might get to it first", Dreyfus said.

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