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‘Veep’ Wins Emmy For Outstanding Comedy Series

"Veep" was nominated for ten awards tonight.

Veep Season 5 finale Tony Hale & Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, took place on Sunday, September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles where ‘Veep’ picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Nominated for a total of ten awards this night, the series also fared well in the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Showrunner David Mandel accepted the award on behalf of the team and joked that he has a shift at his son’s library at 9:30 in the morning tomorrow. He thanked Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, among others, for teaching him how to write comedy. He also took time to thank the show’s lead Julia Louis-Dreyfus for making work so much fun.

“This goes out to chubby Jews from the Upper West Side!” said Mandel at the end of his speech.

READ MORE: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Emmy For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

“Veep” beat out “Black-ish,” “Master of None,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for the top prize.

This was the first year that “Black-ish” and “Master of None” were nominated in this category, and were also among the favorites to take home the statue.

READ MORE: ‘Veep’ Showrunner Explains How the First Scene of Season 5 Set Up the Finale — And The Future

The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrates the best in U.S. prime time television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

For a full list of winners, click here.

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