Kerry Washington Picks Up Her First Emmy Award

LOS ANGELES - SEP 22: Kerry Washington at the Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson

Kerry Washington can now add Emmy winner to her resume.

The actress won her first Emmy Award this week at the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys. The awards “honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories,” according to the official site.

Washington took home the award for Best Variety Special (Live) as a producer on ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times.

She shared the news with fans and gave a shout out to her production company Simpson Street on her Instagram Story. “OMG,” she wrote. “So proud of @simpsonstreet and this incredible cast and crew.”

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This year’s Creative Arts Emmys are streaming virtually over a total of five nights. Awards in the top 23 categories in comedy, drama, competition, limited and variety talk series will be presented during Sunday’s Primetime Emmys telecast.

Washington recently starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere. Washington is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Little Fires Everywhere, as well as for producing the show. Plus, her Netflix movie American Son has been nominated in the Outstanding Television Movie category.

In total, she received four Emmy nominations this year — three as a producer and one for acting. She’ll find out the results on Sunday.

The actress played Olivia Pope on Scandal from 2012 to 2018. She received two Emmy nominations for the role, but her first win is for her behind the scenes work.

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.