With her nomination yesterday as outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Veep," actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmys history by tying Lucille Ball’s record of 13 nominations — the most nominations ever for a comedic actress, reports CBS News.
When she was told of the accomplishment, Louis-Dreyfus said she was thrilled by her connection to the star of "I Love Lucy."
She told TVLine.com, "I just learned that this morning; I had no idea beforehand and I’m stunned by it. I’m really actually made speechless by it and don’t even know what to say."
Louis-Dreyfus has won two Emmys — one for "Seinfeld" and another for "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Her nomination yesterday for her new HBO comedy "Veep" was her first for that program. HBO has renewed "Veep" for a second season.
Ball won four Emmys in competitive categories during her career — including two for “The Lucy Show” and one for “I Love Lucy” — and received the Governor’s Award from the TV Academy in 1989.