While she faced buzzworthy competition in the form of Amy Schumer, whose profile has soared this past year, and sentimental competition in the form of Amy Poehler, whose “Parks & Recreation” ended this year, Julia Louis-Dreyfus ultimately kept her Emmy streak alive.
The actress won a fourth-straight Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for her work on “Veep.”
In addition to topping the aforementioned “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Parks & Recreation” actresses, Louis-Dreyfus also bested Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie).
— On the actor side, this year’s prize went to “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor.
Other nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy included Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth), Louis CK (Louie), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), and William H. Macy (Shameless)