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Julia Louis-Dreyfus dedicates Emmy win to father, who died 2 days prior

by Matt Murray / / Source: TODAY

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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.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for "Veep" at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016.Reuters

"I'm so glad he liked 'Veep,' because his opinion was the one that really mattered."

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