Kerry Washington wins her FIRST EVER Emmy Award

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Kerry Washington wins her FIRST EVER Emmy as she is awarded for producing Live In Front Of A Studio Audience… after being nominated for four gongs at the virtual ceremony

Kerry Washington has won her first ever Emmy Awards, after being honoured with the gong at Tuesday night’s virtual ceremony. 

The Scandal star, 43, who as nominated for four awards including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Television Movie, and Outstanding Limited Series, took home the prestigious award for her production. 

Speaking after she was given her award for Outstanding Variety Special, the star said: ‘Thank you for this amazing creative family. It’s such a brilliant team’.

She's a winner! Kerry Washington has won her first ever Emmy Awards, after being honoured with the gong at Tuesday night's virtual ceremony

She’s a winner! Kerry Washington has won her first ever Emmy Awards, after being honoured with the gong at Tuesday night’s virtual ceremony

Kerry is joined by a dazzling line up in the production of the of live television specials, which broadcast on ABC on May 22 and December 18 last year.

Other stars working alongside the star include Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Justin Theroux, celebrated TV director James Burrows, and Norman Lear, who at 98-years-old broke his own record as the oldest Emmy winner in history. 

When her nominations were announced earlier this year, Kerry said: ‘To be recognized in this way this morning is such an honor – but to be able to share it with my partner Pilar Savone and our Simpson Street family makes it even more meaningful,’ she began.

‘The experiences we’ve been able to have this year were beyond our wildest dreams: working with the legendary Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel to bring iconic shows from the 70s to new audiences with Live In Front of a Studio Audience…  

She's a winner! Speaking after she was given her award for Outstanding Variety Special, the star said:'Thank you for this amazing creative family. It¿s such a brilliant team' (pictured in February)

She’s a winner! Speaking after she was given her award for Outstanding Variety Special, the star said: ‘Thank you for this amazing creative family. It’s such a brilliant team’ (pictured in February) 

‘To adapting American Son, a Broadway play about Black lives and police violence to Netflix, to bringing Celeste Ng’s beautiful novel Little Fires Everywhere to life with my 

Aside from her award glory, last month, Kerry opened the third night of the Democratic National Convention, and is continuing to promote political activism on social media in a election year hampered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kerry appeared in a fabulous and playful selfie on her Instagram earlier this month, swinging from a stripper pole on the occasion of National Poll Worker Recruitment Day.

Getting the word out:Aside from her award glory, last month, Kerry opened the third night of the Democratic National Convention, and is continuing to promote political activism on social media in a election year hampered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Getting the word out:Aside from her award glory, last month, Kerry opened the third night of the Democratic National Convention, and is continuing to promote political activism on social media in a election year hampered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

It was a literal and rather tongue in cheek reference to ‘working the pole,’ to encourage people to assist with voting in the upcoming presidential election when the country is facing a record shortage of poll workers due to Covid.

‘WORK THAT POLL!’ she captioned the post.

Earlier in the day, the Scandal star appeared in a series of three additional selfies, wearing a vintage-style hat and an attention-getting face mask and tee set proclaiming the word ‘VOTE’ with stars and stripes. 

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