07/18/2013 02:01 pm ET

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmy History, Breaks Lucille Ball's Record


Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history today: The "Seinfeld" veteran has now surpassed Lucille Ball's record of 13 nominations. Dreyfus' fourteenth nomination (for HBO's "Veep") makes her the most-nominated comedic actress in the lead and supporting categories in Emmy history.

Additionally, after her win for "Veep" last year, Louis-Dreyfus is the only actress who has three wins for three separate comedy shows -- "Veep," "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

“It's taken me decades, but I have finally avenged Lucille Ball. I am euphoric," Louis-Dreyfus said in a statement.

"Veep" recently wrapped its second season on HBO and will return for a third.