Julia Louis Dreyfus makes history at 2018 SAG awards

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2018 08:02 IST

New Delhi [India], January 22 (ANI): It's a historical night for Julia Louis Dreyfus as the actress took home the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actress in a Comedy series, becoming the first TV actress to win five individual trophies.

Louis-Dreyfus wasn't at the show, but presenters Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted the win on her behalf. Britton said, "Julia, we're thinking of you, and we love you and we're happy to accept that actor on your behalf."

This is Louis-Dreyfus' eighth SAG award, out of a total of 21 nominations. She previously won the honor last year for 'Veep' and again in 2012.

'Veep' was also the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best television comedy.

Meanwhile, William H. Macy won the SAG Award for best actor in a comedy series for his portrayal Frank Gallagher on 'Shameless'.

While accepting his award, Macy recalled, "Couple of years ago, I was privy to a conversation with David Mamet, who is really my mentor and taught me everything I knew, was talking to a journalist and the journalist said, 'Actors have a weird job: [they] just tell lies for a living.' And he said, 'No, an actor's job is to tell the truth.'"

The actor noted that though lines and the stories are given to the actors by writers, it's an actor's job to find the truth under those imaginary circumstances.

He added, "I think it's a glorious way to make a living, especially in this day and age when so many people either can't recognize the truth or don't think it's important."

He concluded his acceptance speech by shouting "I love you" to his wife Felicity Huffman and his children.

This is Macy's third win in this category, on his fourth nomination for the role of Frank.

The win makes Macy the first actor to claim the award two years in a row since Alec Baldwin's seven-year streak for '30 Rock'. (ANI)