Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Sunday night for the fourth year in a row, for her sharp as always performance as former Vice President and now-President Selina Meyer on Veep. She kicked off her speech with a bit of topical political humor by saying: “What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight… oh wait, oh god, oh no no, I’m sorry — Donald Trump said that.”
Of course, as deserving as Louis-Dreyfus was for the award, most people would be lying if they said they weren’t rooting for Amy Poehler to nab it for the final season of Parks and Recreation, which she’s been nominated for a whopping five times now without having gotten to take home a statue. As disappointing as it was for us (again, saying something given how much of an admired comedic actress Louis-Dreyfus is), it had to have been quite the bitter pill for Poehler to swallow.
But for what it’s worth, Poehler seemed resigned to the loss, as the cameras cut to her following the winning announcement:
Don’t sweat it too much, Amy Poehler. You’ll always be the big winner to us.