The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners

Grace and Frankie stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

After winning the award, while talking to the media backstage, Dreyfus told that she did not have the words to describe this moment, reports The Independent.

It was her 10th Emmy win overall, including producing credits on "Seinfeld", "Old Christine" and "Veep".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has made Emmys history by winning the most awards for playing the same role in the same series! She plays Selina Meyer on the HBO series Veep, which recently wrapped its penultimate season.

The producers of "Veep" have announced that its next season will be its last, affording Louis-Dreyfus one more opportunity to win for the character and the show.

Lastly, Hulu made major Emmy history with its six The Handmaid's Tale wins, becoming the first streaming series to win best drama (an honor many long expected to go to Netflix or Amazon), as well as the first streaming show to produce a victor in the Outstanding Actress in a Drama category with Elisabeth Moss. She is also tied to Cloris Leachman for having the most individual Primetime Emmy Awards of any performer.

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Assuming a second season of Atlanta airs before the cutoff next year, that's a strong contender for the Outstanding Comedy Series award at the 2018 Emmys.

"Saturday Night Live" was named best variety sketch series, and also brought wins for Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy's turn as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. While sipping "specialty cocktails" of the "dry, British" variety, Colbert said, "Yes, it's so high quality, they can only make it once a week".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a lot of competition in the category.

Accepting the coveted trophy, Julia said: "This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter utter joy", before praising her fellow nominees, Pamela Adlon, Jane Fonda, Allison Janney, Ellie Kemper, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin.

"Veep" was this year's most nominated comedy series with a total of 17 Emmy bids.

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