Julia Louis-Dreyfus could be on her way to making more Emmy history
Posted July 16, 2019 12:19 p.m. EDT
CNN — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is nominated for an Emmy...again. Except this time, the beloved comedy legend is not just going for Emmy gold, she's looking to secure her place in the history books once again.
With her nomination for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Selina Meyer in "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus has a chance to shatter the record she currently shares with Cloris Leachman and become the performer with the most individual wins in Emmy history.
Leachman and Dreyfus both currently have eight statues to their name for individual performances. Dreyfus has an additional three statues for her work as an executive producer on "Veep."
In 2017, Louis-Dreyfus made history becoming the first actress to take home the best actress in a comedy award six times in a row for the same role, breaking a record set by Candice Bergen during her "Murphy Brown" years.
Since its first season, "Veep" has won 17 Emmys and been nominated 68 times, including this year's nine nominations.
"Veep" was ineligible for the Emmys in 2018 as the show took an extended hiatus while Dreyfus sought treatment for breast cancer.
The cast and crew went back to work in August 2018. The series finale aired in May.