Julia Louis-Dreyfus did what no other comedic actress has been able to do: She beat Lucille Ball. Jimmy Kimmel congratulated the comedy vet on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for her 14th Emmy nomination, which she earned last month for her work on "Veep." That's one more Emmy nomination than Lucile Ball got, breaking the long-standing record for "most-nominated comedic actress."
“That’s a very big deal," Kimmel told her.
“It is a big deal," Louis-Dreyfus agreed. "I wonder if they counted right, but I’m not going to ask for a recount.”
“Lucille Ball, I don’t think she had any competition back then," Kimmel said. "I think, in a way, you were way ahead of her just to start with.” Louis-Dreyfus joked that it has always been her dream to avenge Lucille Ball, and now she's finally done it.
While "Veep" wrapped its second season in June and won't be back on HBO until next year, Louis-Dreyfus can be heard as a voice in Disney's new animated movie, "Planes," out this Friday. She also stars -- in the flesh -- alongside James Gandolfini in "Enough Said." The romantic-dramedy -- one of Gandolfini's final performances -- hits theaters on September 20.
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