Julia Louis-Dreyfus made SAG Awards history sitting at home in her pajamas
For as glamorous as the stars look strutting down the red carpet, preparing for it seems a little exhausting. You have to get up early. A crew of hair and makeup artists swarm you. You likely spend a whole evening in shapewear and stilettos (unless, of course, you’re Millie Bobby Brown and you rock a pair of Converse). But Julia Louis-Dreyfus didn’t have to go through any of that at the 2018 SAG Awards.
The Veep MVP, who just finished her last chemo treatment for breast cancer, won her Best Actress in a TV Comedy trophy without ever leaving her couch, making her the most-decorated SAG performer ever. Perhaps best of all, she did it all in her PJs. (Honestly, add that to the list of things we can all learn from shero Julia Louis-Dreyfus.)
In addition to Louis-Dreyfus’ Best Actress win, the Veep cast took home the Best Ensemble in a TV Comedy award.
Including both wins, Louis-Dreyfus is now the owner of nine SAG awards (five, including ensemble trophies, for her role on Seinfeld, and four for Veep). The actress posted on Twitter Sunday night that she was sorry to miss the festivities. But also, not that sorry:
While we never got an answer on the chicken, Louis-Dreyfus’ Veep co-stars and others did give her a few shout-outs throughout the evening.
Connie Britton and Mandy Moore sent their well wishes to her as they accepted her Best Actress trophy, saying “Julia, we’re thinking of you and we love you.” Backstage, Veep actors Timothy Simons and Tony Hale said they missed Julia, too, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Louis-Dreyfus, who plays forever-frustrated politician Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy, announced her breast cancer diagnosis back in September.
The show has delayed production while she’s been undergoing treatment. Though she’s been fighting for her health, Louis-Dreyfus has still been keeping fans in the loop on social media, posting cute pics of a mistletoe kiss with her husband Brad Hall over the holidays, and of her joining in the fight for women’s rights. Not to mention, she shared a tear-jerking video her sons made her to celebrate her last day of chemo earlier this month.
With chemo behind her and a new trophies on her shelf, Louis-Dreyfus has a bright 2018 ahead, and we’re all rooting for her continued health and hilarity. Here’s hoping she feels up to returning to set and cracking us all up again soon.