Julia Louis-Dreyfus misses SAG Awards amid cancer battle, still makes history

Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat out Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, but she' still celebrating.Picking up two win...

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 1:57 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2018 1:57 PM

Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat out Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, but she' still celebrating.

Picking up two wins, the "Veep" star became the most decorated actor in the history of the SAG Awards, with nine wins overall.

The actress, who is receiving treatment for breast cancer, won the award for best performance by a female actor in a comedy series and will receive a statue as a member of the cast of "Veep," which won for best comedy series ensemble.

"I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it's pretty fun to watch in my pj's," she tweeted. "So honored to win. So proud to be a union member."

Congratulating her "Veep" cast, she added, "Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?"

Louis-Dreyfus' previously won five SAG Awards for her work on "Seinfeld," including three as part of the ensemble. Her other four statues were awarded for her work on "Veep."

The Screen Actors Guild confirmed Louis-Dreyfus' history-making night in a social media posting.

Louis-Dreyfus announced her cancer diagnosis back in September and has periodically updated fans on her progress.

She recently completed chemotherapy treatment.

Production on the final season of "Veep" is on hold until its star returns.

On Sunday, Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted Louis-Dreyfus' SAG Award on her behalf.

"Julia, we're thinking of you and we love you," Britton said.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1942469

Reported Deaths: 50977
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2563999824
Queens2561569457
Suffolk1888053289
Nassau1732163085
Bronx1707686325
New York1284834268
Westchester1232032226
Erie781931671
Richmond685931724
Monroe587741024
Orange44911782
Rockland44823931
Onondaga35149658
Dutchess27142428
Albany23149340
Oneida21095497
Niagara17405331
Broome16957347
Saratoga13944158
Ulster12588240
Schenectady12128189
Rensselaer10359135
Putnam993891
Chautauqua8123131
Chemung6979133
Oswego680590
Ontario661191
Steuben6119141
St. Lawrence607494
Sullivan586468
Cayuga574590
Jefferson534563
Wayne505566
Cattaraugus496679
Genesee4945121
Herkimer4836107
Clinton439131
Madison420185
Tompkins398049
Fulton391085
Livingston389058
Columbia376299
Montgomery3749114
Cortland348260
Warren328855
Tioga327058
Wyoming317450
Allegany310782
Otsego306746
Greene303774
Chenango295672
Washington277955
Orleans267383
Lewis239133
Franklin235112
Delaware206935
Seneca182456
Schoharie147815
Essex147626
Yates108326
Schuyler96913
Hamilton2942
Unassigned17396
Out of NY0213
Rome
Partly Cloudy
78° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 78°
Binghamton
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 71°
Rome
Partly Cloudy
78° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 78°
Rome
Partly Cloudy
78° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 78°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!