The HBO comedy series, “Veep”, landed nine Emmy nominations for its final season that ended this Spring.
Award nominations include the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Lead Actress Comedy Series, Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series.
The show has won a total of 17 from a total of 59 nominations as of 2017. This year gives the series a total of 68 nobs.
After winning the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy from 2015-17, “Veep” was ineligible for any nomination in 2018 due to a delay in production while the lead actress’, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, received treatment for breast cancer.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, was nominated for her seventh Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy for playing her role of Selina Meyer. Her latest nominations make her one of the most nominated actresses in history.
“Doing this “Veep” thing for the last eight years has been actually a massive part of my life,” Louis-Dreyfus said when asked about the series coming to an end. “The fact that we get Emmy nominations on the heels of all this work is just a complete delight.”
The seventh and final season of “Veep” seemed more closely comparable to Washington D.C. politics than previous seasons because of the “exceptionally divisive time we’re in,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “The world of Washington doesn’t resemble the world of Washington when we first started making the show.”
Louis-Dreyfus AKA Selina Meyer ended up where she wanted to be at the end of the series, or so she thought. Fingers crossed the real-life Selina finishes strong too.
Awards will be handed out on Sunday, September 22 at the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Tammy Haddad, CEO of Haddad Media, is a consultant on Veep.