When Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Veep,” she and fellow nominee Amy Poehler embraced on her way up to the stage and then Dreyfus pulled a bit wherein she acted like she and Poehler had accidentally switched acceptance speeches.
When JLD got hers back, at the very bottom she read, “And it’s a shame Amy Poehler didn’t win,” as the camera cut to a shot of Poehler in the audience holding a pencil. It was a cute bit and pretty on the nose — it is a shame the “Parks and Recreation” star didn’t win, even if JLD is great on “Veep.”
Speaking of “Veep,” JLD is now a three-time Emmy winner and with this nomination she tied the legendary Lucille Ball for most performance nominations, at 13 total. She told Zap2it when it happened that it was unbelievable to be in such company.