Kerry Washington Wins Her First Emmy During 2020 Creative Arts Awards

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is officially an Emmy winner!

The Scandal alum received the honor for her work as an executive producer on Tuesday, Sept. 15, during the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys. As fans may know, Washington was an executive producer on ABC’s Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times.”

During Tuesday’s Creative Arts Emmys, the show won the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). To win the award, the special was up against the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the Oscars and the Super Bowl Liv Halftime Show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.

After hearing the news, Washington took to her Instagram Story to celebrate the Emmy win. “OMG,” she wrote. “So proud of @simpsonstreet and this incredible cast and crew.”

The 43-year-old star—who launched her production company, Simpson Street, in 2016—received four Emmy nominations this year. Three as an executive producer and one as a lead actress.

Kerry Washington is undeniably talented, with a plethora of successful movie and television roles under her belt. Debuting her acting chops in the cult classic movie, “Save The Last Dance” as ‘Chenille,’ the sassy friend of Julia Stiles’ character ‘Sara,’ Washington has maintained an impressive career for 20+ year.

Ironically, the Emmy win is due to her powerful performance behind the screen and not on it. Washington earned her first Emmy as a producer, taking home the win for “Best Variety Special (Live) as a producer of “Live in Front of A Studio Audience;‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times.’

The live rendition of the two popular ‘70s sitcoms featured notable entertainers like Tiffany Haddish, Viola Davis, Woody Harrleson and more. Washington served as executive producer alongside late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, comedic legend Will Ferrell, and the television producer of the biggest 1970’s sitcoms, Norman Lear.

Currently, Kerry Washington is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in “Little Fires Everywhere,” a movie produced by her production company Simpson Street according to Los Angeles Magazine.

Washington was previously nominated for an Emmy in 2013 and 2014 for her incredible work on Scandal. In 2016, she received an Emmy nod as an executive producer on HBO’s Confirmation. That same year, she was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for her work on the show.

Timi Olaniyi

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