When it comes to funny ladies, this next category honors the best of the best.
Tonight, the 71st annual Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Phoebe Waller-Bridge won the highly coveted statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Fleabag, which stars Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman and Jenny Rainsford.
She was up against Christina Applegate for Dead to Me, Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, Natasha Lyonne for Russian Doll and Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek.
The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category originally made its debut in 1954. Previous winners include Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, Melissa McCarthy for Mike & Molly, Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie, Toni Collette for United States of Tara, Tina Fey for 30 Rock and America Ferrera for Ugly Betty.
Louis-Dreyfus currently holds the record for most wins in this category, with six statuettes for Veep and one for The New Adventures of Old Christine, making a total of seven.