Yassss!! #BlackExcellence ?? Kerry Washington Wins Very First Emmy #BetterRECOGNISE!!!

By Duchess Magazine

With a plethora of brilliant interpretations movie and television roles under her belt we’ve just got to say it’s long overdue but hey, we’re so…here for this moment! #Blackhistory has been rewritten yet again as Scandal star Kerry Washington, 43, has snagged her very first Emmy!

The actress, director and producer was honoured Tuesday during the 2020 Creative Arts Awards as an executive producer executive for ABC’s Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times.” The show won the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). The specials landed nods against both the 73rd Annual Tony Award and the Super Bowl LIV halftime performance headlined by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

Washington worked alongside Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Will Ferrell, and others on the project.

The virtual primetime ceremony will air on Sunday night September 20.

“So proud of @simpsonstreet and this incredible cast and crew,” she wrote, decorated by an animated “OMG.”

“Thank you for this amazing creative family. It’s such a brilliant team,” Washington said during the virtual ceremony on Tuesday alongside co-producers Justin Theroux, James Burrows and the legendary Norman Lear.

Washington had previously landed nods for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy awards in 2013 and 2014 for her work on Scandal.

This year, she’s also been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Little Fires Everywhere. The show has also been nominated for Outstanding Limited Series, and Washington’s movie, American Son, has been nominated in the Outstanding Television Movie category.




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