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‘Veep’ wins Emmy for best comedy series

/ 12:10 PM September 18, 2017
69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room

(L-R) Actors Gary Cole, Clea DuVall?, Anna Chlumsky, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Dunn, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Sam Richardson, and Reid Scott, winners of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for ‘Veep,’ pose in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. AFP

“Veep,” the satire of a hapless but charming woman who becomes the first female president of the United States, on Sunday won the Emmy for best comedy series.

The television prize comes days after HBO said that “Veep” would end next year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the central character of Selina Meyer, also broke the record for most Emmys for the same role by winning best actress in a comedy series for the sixth time.


The 56-year-old actress — who became famous for playing in “Saturday Night Live” and “Seinfeld” — promised a “great final season” of “Veep.”

“We did have a whole story line about an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were worried that someone else might get to it first,” she joked, in reference to embattled President Donald Trump.


“Veep” in its latest season inadvertently imitated life as Meyer nursed the loss of the White House, although the show largely has avoided parallels to Hillary Clinton and her unsuccessful campaign to be the first woman president.

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