Kerry Washington breaks Emmy record

  • Kerry Washington scooped up an impressive four Emmy nominations.
  • One of them is for acting and three with her production company Simpson Street.
  • The Scandal actor thanked the Television Academy and everyone who fell in love with the characters.

Kerry Washington has officially broken the record for the most Emmy nominations for a single person in a single season.

The 43-year-old bagged three nods for acting and one for her production company Simpson Street. The nominations are for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Little Fires Everywhere, Outstanding Limited Series or Movie for Little Fires Everywhere, Outstanding Television Movie for American Son, and Outstanding Variety Special for Live in Front of a Studio Audience.

In a post on Instagram, she wrote: "To everyone who fell in love with these characters and identified with the stories, and to everyone who worked on these shows and put their full hearts and souls into making something brilliant and important thank you."

She also thanked the Television Academy for choosing to honour Lynn Shelton - who died in May - for her work on Little Fires Everywhere.


Kerry has been nominated before for her roles in Scandal (The Fixer) and the movie Confirmation which is based on Anita Hill who accused a U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

This year a new record was set; more than a third of nominations went to Black actors.

READ MORE | Emmy takeaways: A record for black actors, new nominees and more!

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