Jim Parsons, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tina Fey Win Early Emmys
by Joyce Eng
Veep took two awards: comedy supporting actor for Hale and comedy lead actress for Louis-Dreyfus, who won her fourth Emmy. Louis-Dreyfus is the first to defend since Patricia Heaton 11 years ago and joins Lucille Ball, Jean Stapleton and Jean Wyatt as the category’s three-time winners.
Parsons became the fifth person to win comedy lead actor for his turn on The Big Bang Theory after Don Adams, John Lithgow, Tony Shalhoub, Dick Van Dyke.
Wever took home the first prize of the evening for comedy supporting actress for her turn in Nurse Jackie and gave what is arguably one of the shortest (and best) speeches ever: “Thanks so much. I gotta go. Bye.”
Fey won her eighth Emmy for co-writing the 30 Rock series finale with Tracey Wigfield.
Modern Family‘s Gail Mancuso won comedy directing.