Can Julia Louis-Dreyfus tie SAG Award wins record with victories for ‘Veep?’

Should Julia Louis-Dreyfus win two SAG Awards for “Veep” on Sunday, January 29, she’ll tie Alec Baldwin and Julianna Margulies for the most victories from the Screen Actors Guild with eight apiece. The actress competes for Best TV Comedy Actress and Best TV Comedy Ensemble for her role as President Selina Meyer on the HBO political satire. Given that she already holds the record for most consecutive wins at the Primetime Emmys, why not set her sights on a new stat?

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Louis-Dreyfus’ nominations this year bring her overall SAG tally to a whopping 19 bids. Her six previous victories were for:

Best TV Comedy Ensemble, “Seinfeld” (1995)

Best TV Comedy Actress, “Seinfeld” (1997)

Best TV Comedy Ensemble, “Seinfeld” (1997)

Best TV Comedy Actress, “Seinfeld” (1998)

Best TV Comedy Ensemble, “Seinfeld” (1998)

Best TV Comedy Actress, “Veep” (2014)

She’s competed seven additional times for TV Comedy Actress (3 for “Seinfeld” in 1995, 1996, and 1999, 2 for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” in 2007 and 2010, and 2 for “Veep” in 2015 and 2016) and four more for TV Ensemble (“Seinfeld” in 1996 and “Veep” in 2014, 2015, and 2016).

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“Veep’s” popularity with Emmy voters (Louis-Dreyfus has won seven awards for the show, five for acting) coupled with the endless coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election could propel the actress towards those double victories. As well, SAG voters may want to spread the wealth after having given these prizes to Uzo Aduba and “Orange is the New Black” two years in a row.

Baldwin won seven of his eight awards for “30 Rock” as TV Comedy Actor in 2007-2013 and took the TV Comedy Ensemble prize in 2009. Margulies received two TV Drama Actress wins for “ER” in 1998 and 1999 and two for “The Good Wife” in 2010 and 2011, and won the TV Drama Ensemble award for “ER” 1996-1999.

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