Emmys 2016: 20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

From Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes to 'Game of Thrones' making history — the good, the bad and the ugly of 68th annual Emmy Awards

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Best: Julia Louis-Dreyfus's poignant acceptance speech
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Best: Julia Louis-Dreyfus's poignant acceptance speech

It was all but a forgone conclusion that JLD would win, again, for her brilliantly acidic portrayal of Veep's bumbling president Selina Meyers — in fact, this year's Emmys was her fifth consecutive win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Her speech was at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, with both a playful acknowledgement of the HBO series' role in the current political climate ("I think that Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics; our show started out as a political satire, but now feels more like a sobering documentary"), as well as a brief, emotional acknowledgement of the recent death of her father, businessman William Louis-Dreyfus. Her hands shook as she read the final part of her speech: "I'd like to dedicate this to my father … who passed away on Friday. I'm so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered."

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