NU, ETHS alumnae make history at 69th Emmys

Julia Louis Dreyfuss in Veep on the phone at a desk

Julia Louis Dreyfuss in Veep | HBO

Dreyfus, who won her eighth Emmy for outstanding lead actress for her role as Selina Meyers - and her sixth for that part alone - revealed the dropped plot line to laughs during her speech.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) steps on the stage at the Emmy Awards in 2015.

Northwestern and Evanston were highlighted at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards - NU alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) took home her sixth award for the HBO comedy "Veep", and Evanston Township High School alumna Lena Waithe scored for her work in the Netflix comedy "Master of None". Prior to that win, the actress had maintained a three-way tie with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore for most lead actress wins. She also won Emmys as lead actress on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and as supporting actress on "Seinfeld".

Julia Louis Dreyfus at the Emmys
Julia Louis Dreyfus at the Emmys. | Mark Ralston Getty Images

'We did have a whole storyline about impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first, ' said Louis-Dreyfus, accepting her trophy.

Her wins for best comedy actress and as a producer for "Veep" on Sunday gave Louis-Dreyfus 11 total Emmys in her career.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards during host Stephen Colbert's monologue.

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She said: 'Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a queer black girl from Southside of Chicago.

The series has been an awards-season juggernaut for the last few years, kicking Modern Family off its Emmys pedestal in the best-comedy category after a long streak.

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Comedy legends Norman Lear and Carol Burnett presented Emmy award for best comedy series, which went for the third time to "Veep" - a comedy legend in its own right.

"This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period, both in person and around the world", Spicer said.

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