Having nabbed this award, Louis-Dreyfus now has seven Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy wins and is tied with fellow School of Communication Alumna Cloris Leachman (C48, H14) for most Emmys won by a female performer, numbering eight apiece. It also makes her the only actor or actress to win that many Emmys for the same role.
The glitzy ceremony in downtown Los Angeles - the first under the administration of President Donald Trump - was expected to have a distinctly political flavour, with host Stephen Colbert likely not to pull his punches.
Dreyfus already had the most victories in that category, also winning for her role in the show, "The New Adventures of Old Christine".
Louis-Dreyfus has won every year she's played mercurial president Meyer, and this was her 24th overall Emmy nomination.
She has been nominated for 24 Emmys over her decades-long career.
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"I remember the first time we won this award", creator Lorne Michaels said in accepting the show's trophy for best variety sketch series. The former White House press secretary made a surprise Emmys appearance, wheeling in his own podium.
The Primetime Emmy Awards was a show for the record books. "Both in person and around the world", Spicer shouted with authority, echoing his claim that Trump's inauguration crowd was the biggest ever and evoking McCarthy's manic portrayal of him.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has made Emmy history.
In her speech, Louis-Dreyfus began by thanking her fellow nominees, the "fine and powerful amusing ladies in our category. you are superb and I adore you".
The political satire comedy show even managed to replace "Modern Family" on the Emmy stage in the best-comedy category.
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