Julia Louis-Dreyfus Didn’t Attend The SAG Awards, But She Still Made History
The actress may not have been there in person, but she was there in spirit!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat out Jan. 21’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, but she’s still celebrating.
Picking up two wins, the “Veep” star became the most decorated actor in the history of the SAG Awards, with nine wins overall.
The actress, who is receiving treatment for breast cancer, won the award for best performance by a female actor in a comedy series and will receive a statue as a member of the cast of “Veep,” which won for best comedy series ensemble.
“I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it’s pretty fun to watch in my pj’s,” she tweeted. “So honored to win. So proud to be a union member.”
I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it's pretty fun to watch in my pj's. So honored to win. So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) January 22, 2018
Congratulating her “Veep” cast, she added, “Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?”
Louis-Dreyfus’ previously won five SAG Awards for her work on “Seinfeld,” including three as part of the ensemble. Her other four statues were awarded for her work on “Veep.”
The Screen Actors Guild confirmed Louis-Dreyfus’ history-making night in a social media posting.
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 22, 2018
She recently completed chemotherapy treatment, which she celebrated in part by sharing a funny video her sons had made for her.
Production on the final season of “Veep” is on hold until its star returns.
On Sunday, Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted Louis-Dreyfus’ SAG Award on her behalf.
“Julia, we’re thinking of you and we love you,” Britton said.
Written by Sandra Gonzalez for CNN.
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