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Kerry Washington Caps an Amazing Year With Emmy Nomination

kellywoo
Yahoo! TV Emmys Blog
July 18, 2013

Kerry Washington Caps an Amazing Year With Emmy Nomination

kellywoo
Yahoo! TV Emmys Blog
July 18, 2013

Booming ratings, insane Twitter buzz, a Vanity Fair cover, a private wedding, and now an Emmy nomination — Kerry Washington is having the best year ever.

Her nomination for Best Actress in a Drama this morning cements her place as a television queen.

Last time this year, Washington's show, "Scandal," could've been canceled. Since then, she's seen her show rise from the ashes and become a hit for ABC. Much of that success is thanks to a huge following on Twitter, where Washington and her co-stars actively engage with fans.

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With the show's resurgence, Washington herself has become a television darling, with Vanity Fair calling her "the most intriguing star." Still, she's been able to keep her personal life out of the media; she married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha in a secret wedding last month.

But the humble star doesn't like to take credit for the success of "Scandal" — Washington lauded Shonda Rhimes for creating a character as complex and interesting as Olivia Pope.

"For a woman actor, there has never been a better time to be alive," she told Vanity Fair. Men have always had Shakespeare; now we've got Shonda."