Julia Louis- Dreyfus took home the the Lead Actress gong for her political comedy series Veep, but the star's speech surprised the audience as she went from being sarcastic to emotionally breaking down in a matter for seconds.
“While I’m apologising, I’d like to take the opportunity to apologise for the current political climate,” she deadpanned and received an applause from the audience.“I think Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire but it now feels like a sobering documentary. So I promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it.”
The former Seinfeld star, 55, teared up as she concluded her speech by dedicating the award to her father, who passed away on Friday Sept 6.
“I’m so glad he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered,” she said.