Julia Louis-Dreyfus poised to tie Lucille Ball’s record at the Emmys

By | September 19, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

With her nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for HBO’s Veep, Dreyfus was nominated as a comedic actress in the lead and supporting categories 14 times. If she wins her fourth Emmy on Sunday, she will tie Lucille Ball for most comedic Emmys won. “It’s taken me decades, but I have finally avenged Lucille Ball. I am euphoric,” the actress said. The Veep star made Emmy history last year when she became the only actress who has three wins for three separate comedy shows— Veep, Seinfeld, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Watch the Emmys this Sunday to see if she ties the iconic I Love Lucy star. Even if she does, however, she’ll have more work to do to tie Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore and Candice Bergen, all of whom have snagged five Emmys each. White leads all the ladies in nominations with 16.

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  • Galen Hall

    Not accurate. Betty White has the most – 16 nominations – Lucille Ball only has 7 nominations but 4 wins. If Julia wins, she will tie Ball not surpass her. Not sure why you even thought it was relevant to do this article as Mary Tyler Moore and Candice Bergen each have won 5 Emmys in the leading category – with Mary holding the record of 10 nominations. Why overlook their accomplishments just to bring attention to Julia and Lucille? Check your facts next time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Lead_Actress_in_a_Comedy_Series

    • http://www.laughspin.com/ Dylan Gadino

      story has been updated. apologies for the inaccuracies.

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