Julia Louis-Dreyfus is easily the greatest Best Comedy Actress Emmy winner of the 2010s thus far, according to the readers of Gold Derby. The “Veep” star, who has won an unprecedented six Emmys in a row for her performance as Selina Meyer, received an astonishing 86% of the vote in our recent poll asking for your choice of the best Comedy Actress winner of the decade.
Louis-Dreyfus absolutely trounced her two Comedy Actress competitors, with Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”) earning 8% of the vote and Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”) receiving 6%. Falco and McCarthy won only once, in 2010 and 2011 respectively, while Louis-Dreyfus has nabbed the Emmy every year from 2012-17.
This year, JLD made Emmy history as the first performer to win six Emmys for one role, and on top of that, she did it consecutively. “Veep” has one season left and while there are rumors it may not air within the eligibility window for next year’s Emmys, it’s hard to imagine Louis-Dreyfus not going 7-for-7 no matter when the series returns.
The actress also tied the record with Cloris Leachman for most Emmys won for acting, at eight. She won one Emmy each for “Seinfeld” (1996) and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (2006). Beyond acting, Louis-Dreyfus has won three Emmys as a producer on “Veep,” the winner of Best Comedy Series the past three years running.
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