Louis-Dreyfus started by thanking the academy, HBO, and her "Veep" cast members, then apologized to the best crew on TV for the long hours. She also quipped, "I'd like to take this opportunity to personally apologize for the current political climate," adding, "I think 'Veep' has torn down the wall between comedy and politics." She said the comedy, where she plays VP/President Selina Meyer, started out as a political satire, but now feels like "sobering documentary." She promised to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it.
After winning the crowd with her jokes, the actress ended her speech on an emotional note, tearing up as she dedicated this award to her father, a billionaire businessman who passed away on Friday at age 84. She said she was so glad her dad liked "Veep" because his opinion was the one that really mattered.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 19, 2016
So beautiful. Congrats to her on another well-deserved win.
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