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It was a bittersweet weekend for "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who lost her father on Friday and took home the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Sunday night.
"I'd like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday," a tearful Louis-Dreyfus said during her acceptance speech.
Louis-Dreyfus has won the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series for her role as the brash and foul-mouthed Selina Meyer in "Veep" five years in a row. It's Louis-Dreyfus' seventh Emmy Award, as she also won for her roles in "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
Through tears, Louis-Dreyfus remembered her late father, and the importance of his endorsement for her current role.
"I'm so glad he liked 'Veep,' because his opinion was the one that really mattered."