Julia Louis-Dreyfus Offers 'Personal Apology' for Current Political Climate

Julia Louis-Dreyfus managed to make people at the Emmy Awards laugh despite personal heartbreak. "But it now feels more like a sobering documentary".

"I'd like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday", she said.

Watch an extended portion of the speech above, via ABC. "Because his opinion was the one that really mattered".

But her win paled in wake of her acceptance speech, in which the actress gave a heartfelt tribute to her recently deceased father.

"Saturday Night Live" comedian Kate McKinnon, who plays Democratic US. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, won supporting comedy actress, and John Oliver's biting Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won the Emmy for variety talk series.

The 68th Emmy Awards were Sunday night and television's biggest stars came out to celebrate. "Are you rooting for O.J.to win this time?"

Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones and comedy Veep have won the top Emmys for a second straight year, fending off challenges from newcomers.

Rami Malek, 35, who is of Egyptian descent, is a front-runner for his first Emmy for his lead role as a socially awkward computer hacker in USA Network's Mr Robot.

  • Salvatore Jensen