Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Emmy victory couldn’t be more bittersweet.
The “Veep” actress, who scored her fifth consecutive trophy in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy category Sunday, dedicated her award to her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, whom she revealed passed away Friday at age 84.
“I’m so glad that he liked ‘Veep’, because his opinion was the one that really mattered,” the actress told the audience, visibly emotional as she read her notes.
During her speech, she also commented on the upcoming presidential election.
“Our show started out as a political satire, but it now feels more like a sobering documentary,” she joked.