What a rollercoaster of emotions as julia louis-dreyfus wins her eighth Emmy Award, fifth for her role on "Veep." At the end of the star's speech, she revealed she lost her father just two days before. It was then she dedicated her award to her father, whose opinion was the one that truly mattered to her.

JLD loses her beloved father

Many suspected the star was bored of the ceremony, as the camera shifted to her early in the show, to show her less-enthused face moments after. However, just minutes later, after she broke an Emmy record, she revealed her bad news. But in true Hollywood fashion, she managed to fit in a couple of jokes before dedicating the award to her father.

Her father, William Louis-Dreyfus was a French-born American businessman. Julia is the only child from his first marriage. He died on September 16, 2016.

JLD wins ninth Emmy at the end of the ceremony.

Towards the end of the ceremony is when the Series categories are awarded, and this year Seinfeld creator, Larry David, presented the Outstanding Comedy Series to "veep." This means she took home yet another Emmy Award for her role as producer on the show. This award would be her ninth Emmy award, and second award for producing. David Mandel, showrunner, accepted the award with the entire cast, and crew behind him. Jerry Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus's former co-star, could be seen cheering on in the audience with his wife, Jessica.

An Emmy record was broken by JLD

On a brighter note, Louis-Dreyfus broke a record, previously held by Betty White, Candice Bergen, and Mary Tyler Moore.

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While Betty White previously held the record for multiple awards for Lead, Supporting, and Guest actress, Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore previously held the record for multiple awards for Lead Actress. Louis-Dreyfus currently stands as the actress with the most awards in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category with 6 awards. Her other three Emmy Awards were for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and two for Outstanding Comedy Series (as a producer).