Waller-Bridge had already won Best Comedy Writing earlier in the evening for “Fleabag,” which also won Best Comedy Directing for Harry Bradbeer — a sign of things to come.
The loss means Louis-Dreyfus won’t go 7/7 for “Veep.” She won for the first six seasons before the show took an hiatus last year for the star’s breast cancer treatment, opening the door for Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) to win.
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Louis-Dreyfus also won’t break the tie she currently shares with Cloris Leachman as the most awarded primetime performers. Besides her seven wins for “Veep,” Louis-Dreyfus has one Best Comedy Actress Emmy for “The New Adventures of Old Christine