Competition was stiff at the Emmys this year, especially in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, which Julia Louis-Dreyfus won on Sunday for her work in Veep. The six-person category also included the likes of Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Lily Tomlin (Grace And Frankie), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), and Amy Poehler (Parks And Recreation). And, despite Louis-Dreyfus' Emmys win, everyone thought Amy Poehler should have won instead.
Look, I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and I love Veep, but homegirl's won this award four times for this show alone, and she probably could have stood to take a year off. Let us never forget that Amy Poehler has never, ever won an Emmy. Never. Let that sink in for a moment. And, now, unfortunately she never will for Parks and Rec, at least, because it's over and everything is terrible.
OK, perhaps I'm being a little dramatic. Poehler herself didn't seem to mind. In fact, she seemed to know she wouldn't win, as she was dressed in a hoodie for a bit immediately prior to the award announcement. Not that I don't think she would have claimed her award while dressed in a hoodie, but it seemed like she'd already come to terms with things and was just enjoying the show.
So, congrats to Louis-Dreyfus who definitely deserved the award; she's great. She also acknowledged the talent of those in her category, saying, "I want to honor all the women in this category. I love funny women; I love powerful funny women." So, yeah, Poehler might not have won, but at least Louis-Dreyfus honored her, and at least she'll always have the eternal love of the Internet.