Julia Louis-Dreyfus is usually known for being the funniest woman in the room. The former Seinfeld star has Emmys and accolades to probably fill that room, and tonight鈥檚 win for her role on Veep is more meaningful than ever, since her father passed away just two days ago. And while everyone鈥檚 eyes were on Amy Schumer for this year鈥檚 awards, we鈥檙e sure after tonight鈥檚 moving speech, Julia will be the comedienne we鈥檒l remember.

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While accepting her most recent Emmy award, the actress read off a series of notes. Her slightly funny speech became far more emotional, however, when she began to remember her dad, becoming visibly shaken and saying, 鈥淚鈥檓 glad he liked Veep, because his was the only opinion that mattered.鈥

Julia鈥檚 dad passed away on Friday at 84 years old, and we鈥檙e in awe of her courage to not only show up at the Emmys tonight, but to make such a public declaration for him.

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