Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'Veep' get Emmy nods for final season

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an Emmy Award nominee yet again for her portrayal of a fictional former president and vice president on “Veep.”

The comedian picked up her 12th Emmy nomination in the lead actress in a comedy series category for “Veep’s” final season when the list of award contenders was announced on Tuesday.


Actresses Catherine O’Hara, Christina Applegate, Rachel Brosnahan, Natasha Lyonne and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also snagged nominations in the same category.

Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history in 2017 when she won the most consecutive awards by an actor in the same role for her part as Selina Meyer. The HBO political satire went on hiatus last year as its star battled breast cancer. The show, which premiered in 2012, ended its seventh and last season in May.

During a 2015 Emmys acceptance speech, Louis-Dreyfus mocked then-GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE.

“I think it would be appropriate at this moment to quote [our show],” the comedian said. “What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight,” she deadpanned, before adding, “Oh wait, oh God. No, no. I’m so sorry. Donald Trump said that.”

The politically active actress has been an outspoken critic of the president. Last year, Louis-Dreyfus told ITK that she didn’t think the state of politics in the United States is amusing anymore.

“I'm very worried right now about where we are as a country, and I have a feeling like I want to get our country back," said Louis-Dreyfus, 58.

"I don't think it's that funny anymore, to tell you the truth. If you want to get funny, watch 'Veep,' " she added.

“Veep” was also nominated in the comedy series category alongside Amazon Prime’s “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Schitt’s Creek,” Netflix’s “Russian Doll,” NBC's “The Good Place” and HBO’s “Barry.”

The Emmy Awards air Sept. 22 on Fox.