Julia Louis-Dreyfus just won an Emmy and broke an Emmy record, but the actress broke down on stage.

The Veep star won the award for outstanding female lead in a comedy for the fifth time breaking the record for winning the most consecutive awards in a category.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo / AP
Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo / AP

But when she took to the stage to accept the award, Dreyfus broke down toward the end of her speech when she spoke about her father William Louis-Dreyfus who passed away on Friday at age 84.

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The actress, who was visibly shaking on stage, dedicated her award to her father before having to be helped off-stage as she was shaking.