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Kerry Washington bags her first Emmy award

Posted by Afika Peters

US actress Kerry Washington has bagged her very first Emmy award for her amazing work behind the camera.

Kerry Washington wins her first Emmy

For a very long time, Washington has flourished as one of America’s most overlooked actors. However, during Tuesday’s 2020 Creative Arts Emmys, her drought came to an end.

The 43-year-old was honoured for her executive producer work for ABC’s Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: “All In The Family” And “Good Times.”

The special that was overseen by her production company Simpson Street beat 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, to clinch the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award.

Washington is still up for three more

Reacting to the news, Washington took to her Instagram Story to thank everyone at Simpson Street for their undying dedication.

“OMG, so proud of @simpsonstreet and this incredible cast and crew,” she wrote.

Washington and her production company are still up for three more Emmys. For her executive producer work, the 43-year-old is in the running for:

  • American Son, nominated for Outstanding Television Movie;
  • Little Fires Everywhere, nominated for Outstanding Limited Series; and
  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for her role as Mia Warren in Little Fires Everywhere.

When will the Emmys air in South Africa?

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will honour US TV shows and movies that were released between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020. Winners of the multi-category awards ceremony are chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday 21 September 2020 at 02:00 CAT. The ceremony will be broadcast on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv. This channel is only available to premium DStv subscribers.