Kerry Washington Wins Her First Emmy

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Kerry Washington is now an Emmy winner! Washington received the honor for working as an executive producer on Tuesday, Sept. 15, during the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys, as E! reports.

The Scandal alum was also an executive producer on ABC's Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times." During the Creative Arts Emmys, the show won an award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

Washington took to her Instagram Story after hearing the news,  to celebrate the Emmy win. "OMG," she wrote. "So proud of @simpsonstreet and this incredible cast and crew." This year, the 43-year-old actress and producer who launched her own production company, Simpson Street in 2016, received four Emmy nominations . One as a lead actress and three as an executive producer.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Kerry Washington attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

Washington was also nominated as an executive producer on American Son and Little Fires Everywhere in addition to her win for Outstanding Variety Special. Little Fires Everywhere is nominated for Outstanding Limited Series while American Son is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. The star's nod for Oustanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie was for her portrayal of character Mia Warren in Little Fires Everywhere.

"True story…I am giving you all the  'I LOVE YOU SO MUCH' knock today," Washington wrote on Instagram in July after receiving the Emmy nominations. "To everyone who watched @littlefireshulu, #AmericanSon and Live In Front of a Studio Audience, thank you. 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."

In 2013 and 2014, Washington was previously nominated for an Emmy for the actress's work on Scandal. In 2016, Washington received an Emmy nomination for her work as an executive producer on HBO's Confirmation. That same year, she received an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for her work on the series.