Kerry Washington - Kerry Washington Left Speechless By Historic Emmys Nomination

Newlywed Kerry Washington celebrated her historic Emmy nomination at the airport minutes after arriving in Los Angeles for her hit show Scandal's first table read of the new season.

The actress, who plays a Washington, D.C. fixer who falls for the president, picked up her first Emmy nod on Thursday morning (18Jul13), and, in doing so, became the first African-American to be nominated for Best Drama Actress in 18 years.

Washington, who quietly wed American football star Nnamdi Asomugha last month (Jun13), tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm grateful to be in the company of the actresses I'm in the company of - including Alfre Woodard and Debbie Allen.

"I feel really proud to live in a world where a show like Scandal people can see, survive and succeed, not just in the U.S. but overseas. I had someone from a Japanese network tell me how excited they are to have a woman of colour from the U.S. in Japanese homes... It's wonderful when the stories we engage in with the audience in such an intimate way are inclusive and diverse on a lot of levels.

"Our show is inclusive not only with race but also age, sexual orientation and with gender. It's really exciting."

And she admits the nomination, although expected by the experts, left her speechless: "People who know me well know how rare it is when I'm without words, and that's how I felt - speechless and truly humbled and grateful."


Tags: Kerry Washington


More Kerry Washington

The Definitive Guide To Watching The Emmys (When Your Favourites Got Snubbed)

Few moments are more important in television than Emmy season. Like, how will we know which new shows are good, if the Academy doesn’t tell...

ABC's 'Scandal' Releasing Clothing Line In The Limited Stores This Fall

ABC's 'Scandal' will be coming to malls this coming fall.ABC Studios revealed a new partnership with The Limited stores which will sell an apparel line...

Can't Have It All? Check Out Kerry Washington, Doing Just That.

After giving birth to a baby girl last month, Kerry Washington is already back working, which in her case means filming for Scandal, giving interviews...

Kerry Washington Feels "Blessed" Personally And Professionally

Kerry Washington is known for being very private when it comes to her personal life, but in a recent Q & A session she could...


ABC Announces Fall Roster - "Scandal" And "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." Are Safe

Besides the five new series on ABC’s roster this season, the network is also renewing a number of its hit shows. Returning favorites include the...

It Happened Two Weeks Ago: Kerry Washington Keeps Birth Of Baby Daughter Remarkably Private

Announcement time: Kerry Washington has given birth to a baby girl. The little one came into the world on April 21 (kudos to Washington for...

Kerry Washington Gave Birth To Daughter - Two Weeks Ago!

Kerry Washington has impressively managed to keep the birth of her daughter a secret for almost a fortnight!Kerry Washington at the Oscars in March.The 37-year-old...

Scandal! Kerry Washington Gives Birth To Daughter (And We Didn’t Know For Two Weeks!)

So Kerry Washington sure knows how to keep a secret, the ‘Scandal’ star welcomed a baby daughter, named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, almost two weeks ago...



Kerry Washington Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kerry Washington

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All