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.

In the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category at the 2013 Emmys, Louis-Dreyfus is up against Laura Dern for "Enlightened," Lena Dunham for "Girls," Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie," Tina Fey for "30 Rock," and Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation."

Louis-Dreyfus' "Veep" co-stars Tony Hale and Anna Chlumsky were both nominated in the supporting categories.

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