Julia Louis-Dreyfus Skips SAG Awards, Makes History

Carla Harmon
January 22, 2018

At the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards last January 21, she won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for Veep while she saw her last day of chemotherapy on January 12. Connie Britton and Mandy Moore, who were announcing the victor, said "Julia couldn't be here this evening". Her other four statues were awarded for her work on "Veep".

The 57-year-old actress won the outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series award for her role in the political comedy, but didn't attend the awards in person after recently finishing a round of chemo.

Louis-Dreyfus finished chemotherapy earlier this month, a milestone her two sons celebrated with a hilarious video set to Michael Jackson's "Beat It".


He was also full of praise for Louis-Dreyfus's courage to share her progress online, saying, "It's a really unique, fearless thing she's doing just by being so out there with it".

"This is Louis-Dreyfus" eighth SAG award, out of a total of 21 nominations.

'So proud to be a union member. Miss being at the table with you all.


Just minutes later, Julia was honored again as part of the cast of Veep, which won Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

The actress revealed her breast cancer diagnosis in September 2017.

Picking up two wins, the "Veep" star became the most decorated actor in the history of the SAG Awards, with nine wins overall. Today, I'm the one. "I'd like to thank Julia, our leader, who is so unfortunately not here", Matt Walsh said while accepting the award with the cast of the HBO hit on Sunday. "I'm not sure what date we settled on, but we're waiting for her to feel well enough to get back to it", said Casey Bloys, programming president for HBO. She's now scheduled to begin filming the seventh and final season of her hit HBO series "Veep" in August.


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