Actress Kerry Washington was among the diversity honorees at a pre-Emmy reception hosted Tuesday night by the television academy and the SAG-AFTRA actors union.
She didn’t win, but she shines as the great change that has come to the entertainment industry. Washington, who is up for the outstanding lead actress in a drama series trophy for “Scandal” at Sunday’s ceremony, is the first black actress in nearly two decades to be nominated in the category since Cicely Tyson was in 1995 for “Sweet Justice.”
Scandal has been the “hot must watch” for two seasons. It is unique that this is a woman who educated, polished and the “black hero” that saves and fixes people week after week. This role typically given to white actors and actresses helped open doors, shape minds and give writers the opportunity to step into realms never envisioned on screen.
Here is just a few of the things that you have been been saying:
— Bianca Joyce (@MissBiancaJoyce) September 23, 2013
— Kamesa (@tealmama2) September 23, 2013
Maybe next year!
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