By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kerry Washington Emmy nomination news? Kerry Washington has a lot to celebrate these days. Not only is her ABC show “Scandal” a certified hit and movie roles are becoming abundant, but she’s a newly married woman. With all the good news piling up for Kerry Washington at this point, one would only hope her achievements would continue. And if the new reports are any indicator, not only is Kerry still winning but she may also have one of the most epic wins any primetime actress could possibly dream of wrapped around her finger. The beautiful actress just nabbed her very first Primetime Emmy nomination and she’s the first black woman to achieve such since Cicely Tyson in 1995. Indie Wire reports:
Congrats to Kerry Washington (Lead Actress In A Drama Series) and Don Cheadle (Lead Actor In A Comedy Series) for their Primtetime Emmy nominations (specific categories in parentheses), announced just moments ago.
This marks Kerry Washington’s first ever Emmy nomination, and the first time a black actress has been nominated in that category (Lead Actress In A Drama Series) since the 1994-95 season (the 47th annual Primetime Emmys) when Cicely Tyson was nominated for her work in the NBC legal drama series Sweet Justice. Interestingly, Sweet Justice would run for just one season. And Tyson didn’t win. She lost to Kathy Baker for her work in Picket Fences.
Note: a black actress has never won in this category, in the 65 years since the first Primetime Emmys were awarded.
Congrats to Kerry Washington on her first ever Emmy nomination. We have a feeling this won’t be her last one.