Tearful Julia Louis-Dreyfus dedicates Veep Emmy to her father who passed away days ago

Julia Louis-Dreyfus paid tribute to her father who died on Friday as she won an Emmy for her role in the political satire Veep.

The American star fought back tears as she collected her prize for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, in which she plays president Selina Meyer.

“I’d like to dedicate this to my father … who passed away on Friday,” she said.

“I’m so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered.”

It is the fifth time in a row Julia, 55, has won the award for her role in the US version of BBC comedy The Thick Of It.

Veep also won the award for outstanding comedy series.

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