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Kerry Washington Reacts After Breaking an Emmy Record!

Kerry Washington wasn’t just nominated for one Emmy at the 2020 Emmy Awards – she’s up for FOUR!

The 43-year-old actress and producer woke up to the news that not only had she been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, but is also included in the nominations for Outstanding Variety Special (for Live in Front of a Studio Audience), Outstanding Television Movie (American Son), and Outstanding Limited Series (Little Fires Everywhere).

“To be recognized in this way this morning is such an honor – but to be able to rit with my partner Pilar Savone and our Simpson Street family makes it even more meaningful,” Kerry shared in a statement.

Kerry was also touched to hear about Lynn Shelton‘s directing nomination, who passed away earlier this year.

“The tears came this morning when I heard about Lynn Shelton’s nomination for Little Fires Everywhere,” she wrote. “I’m so incredibly grateful that the Television Academy has chosen to honor Lynn with this very deserved nomination. I know she’s celebrating in the beyond.”

See Kerry‘s full reaction below and check out the full list of nominations now!

Sandra Oh Reveals Why Shonda Rhimes Turned Her Down for the Role of Olivia Pope on 'Scandal'

Kerry Washington and Sandra Oh are talking Scandal!

The 43-year-old Scandal actress and the 48-year-old Killing Eve actress sat down for Variety‘s Actors on Actors series.

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During their conversation, Sandra revealed why Shonda Rhimes turned her down for the role of Olivia Pope on the hit series, which went to Kerry.

“I’ve got to tell you, I remember exactly where I was when I read that damn pilot,” Sandra revealed.

“Really?” Kerry asked.

“Oh yeah. I was on Grey’s. We were on stage five. Someone snuck it to me, I don’t know who it was, but I got my hands on that pilot and I read it and I was just like, ‘How could I play Olivia Pope?’” Sandra continued.

“Oh, for sure!” Kerry added.

“I remember going to Shonda, and it’s like, ‘How could I do this? What is this script? Could I do this too?’ She goes, ‘No, you’ve got to play Cristina Yang!’” Sandra explained.

Sandra also revealed her own theory about this Killing Eve finale…

Watch Sandra Oh and Kerry Washington have a discussion inside…More Here! »

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Kerry Washington Says Hollywood Still Needs To Do Better With Diversity

Kerry Washington is opening up about diversity in Hollywood and how there is still much work to be done.

Speaking on the Hollywood the Sequel podcast, the 43-year-old Little Fires Everywhere producer and star talked about how theater is still centering whiteness.

“We look at ourselves to get better and do better,” Kerry says. “When we say we’re committed to diversity — it’s diverse from what? We’re still centering whiteness as the most important thing and inviting diversity around that or when we talk about inclusivity, there’s still an in and an out.”

She went on, “We’re still centering certain kinds of people and maybe in tiny fractions allowing other people to the table. There’s just so much of it that needs to reexamined. The simple answer is … I hope a lot of good [comes out of it] and that we can see each other, and have courage to make room for each other.”

Kerry also talked about how Hollywood can be better moving forward as a result of the entire Black Lives Matter movement.

“I think what people are realizing is that it’s not enough to just not be racist — that because our institution were built in the fabric of racism, because our country was born with Black Americans being designated a fraction of a human being — it’s not enough to just not be racist, we have to be actively anti-racist and for that desire to come from a deep understanding that we all deserve full rights of humanity,” she says.

Kerry continued, “Yes, all lives matter, but accepting to be in an anti-racist society, we affirm that Black lives matter. I think people are finally understand that and our institutions need to understand that — not just interpersonal relationships. It’s important we’re having these conversations at our dinner tables, in our class rooms and in our highest systems of government.”

Just recently, Kerry spoke with Jimmy Kimmel about teaching young kids about Black History.

Joshua Jackson Turned to Co-Stars Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon For Parenting Advice

Joshua Jackson is celebrating his first ever Father’s Day this year after wife Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to their first child, a baby girl.

While chatting with THR in their new digital issue, the 42-year-old actor revealed he turned to his Little Fires Everywhere co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington for parenting advice.

“I was going through a pretty significant change during the show: I found out my wife was pregnant,” Josh shared as he named the two stars were the most supportive. “So having a collection of supermoms around me helped with everything from finding doctors to baby clothes to ‘what to expect’ advice.”

After welcoming their daughter in April, Joshua wrote a sweet letter to Jodie for her first Mother’s Day.

If you missed it, Joshua is sporting a much different hair style right now. See it here!

Kerry Washington Opens Up About How She Plans To Teach Black History To Her Kids

Kerry Washington made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (June 8), where she opened up about how she’s teaching black history to her children.

The 43-year-old Little Fires Everywhere star explained that she hopes social change will inspire a new way of educating children on Black History, including her own two, Isabella and Caleb.

“The thing I’ve been thinking about a lot, honestly, with my kids—and with my friends’ kids — I’ve been thinking a lot about education and a lot about talking about race and introducing ideas of race,” she shared. “And really thinking about the idea that for a lot of kids—kids are introduced to race at Black History Month or in the concept of change-makers like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.”

Kerry went on, “It’s really important that we start to introduce the idea of race with a Black History that begins before teaching kids what black people were told they couldn’t do, right? So, there’s Maasai Warriors and the kingdoms of Ghana and Queen Nefertiti and the pyramids of Egypt.”

“But this idea of teaching kids that Black History and Black people were a lot of things before segregation and Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement,” Kerry added. “So that we understand the beautiful complexity and elegance and richness of Black History before refusing to be put in the back of the bus.”

Kerry has been outspoken about the surge of racial injustice protests on her social media, and even hosts a yoga hour on her Instagram for fans.

Here’s what she recently shared about fans starting to stream her movie, American Son, to learn more about systemic racism.

Kerry Washington Is Reacting to People Watching Her Netflix Movie 'American Son' Amid Protests

Kerry Washington‘s movie on Netflix, American Son, is getting a lot of love from citizens who are wanting to deepen their understanding about racial injustice.

The 43-year-old actress took to Instagram tonight, revealing she’s happy they’re watching.

“It makes me so happy that people are watching #AmericanSon on @netflix to deepen their compassion and understanding,” Kerry shared in her caption.

She added, “My dream for this film was to spark conversations that would lead to change. What questions are popping up for you as you watch or after you watch?”

Kerry, who stars in the movie opposite Steven Pasquale and Jeremy Jordan, also produced the film.

American Son centers on two estranged parents who reunite in a police station in Miami seeking answers about their missing son.

You can stream the movie on Netflix now.

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All 7 'Scandal' Seasons to Stream on Hulu After Netflix Drops the Show

Scandal fans were devastated to learn that the hit ABC show is being removed from Netflix on May 18, 2020.

Well, we’ve just learned that Hulu acquired the rights to the hit show and all seven seasons will begin streaming on May 20!

The series was created by Shonda Rhimes and stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, and more.

Find out every TV show leaving Netflix in May.