Julia Louis-Dreyfus ties Lucille Ball in Emmy Awards nominations

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, left, and Lucille Ball. Getty Images

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, left, and Lucille Ball.
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(CBS News) Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history on Thursday morning, with her nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for "Veep."

The actress has now tied Lucille Ball's record of 13 nominations, the most earned by a comedic actress in Emmy history, the Hollywood Reporter notes.

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Louis-Dreyfus told TVLine.com she was "stunned" to learn of her new connection to the "I Love Lucy" star.

I just learned that this morning; I had no idea beforehand and I'm stunned by it," she said. "I'm really actually made speechless by it and don't even know what to say."

Louis-Dreyfus' 12 other Emmy nods came from her tenures on "Seinfeld" (seven nominations from 1992-1998, she won in 1995) and  "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (five consecutive nominations from 2006, which she won, through 2010).

"Veep" finished its first season last month. In April, HBO announced it was renewing the half-hour comedy for a second season.

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