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Hail to the Chief!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history when she picked up her 5th consecutive Emmy at today's award show.

The "Veep" star, who picked up the statuette for her role as Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy, is now the record holder for most consecutive Emmy wins and most wins in the Best Comedy actress category.

The "Seinfeld" alum got visibly emotional when accepting her record-breaking award.


"I want to thank the Academy, I'd like to thank HBO … whose friendship has been demonstrated to me in extraordinary ways, especially this week," she said. "I'd like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday. I'm so glad he liked 'Veep' because his opinion was the one that really mattered."

The 55-year-old, who plays the president in her comedy, also took the time to address the presidential elections during her speech.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to personally apologize for the current political climate," Dreyfus said. "Our show started as a political satire, but it now feels like a sobering documentary."

Dreyfuss beats out Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore--who each held five Emmy wins--to hold the new record.

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