English: Channing Tatum and Aisha Tyler at the Xbox 360 Halo 3 Sneak Preview – Red Carpet and Inside Quixote Studios in West Hollywood, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kerry Washington, for those unfamiliar with the actress, is the star of the ABC television program “Scandal” in which the actress portrays a real-life character who is a DC political power-broker and “fixer” of the highest caliber.
English: Kerry Washington at Metropolitan Opera’s 2010-11 Season Opening Night – “Das Rheingold” (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Um, yes please?
In the series, which just finished its first season to very positive reviews and the only program on contemporary television featuring a black woman in the lead role (which to me is pathetic).
But we’re to believe in the TV Emmy nominations that were announced last night, on July 21st, 2012, we’re to believe that Kerry Washington’s performance does not deserve even an Emmy nomination.
The fact that Kerry Washington didn’t even get an Emmy nomination, (forget about winning the award, she’s not even in the running), when so many other lesser programs have cast members getting the nod has been mentioned already in other blogs and sites. They’ve called it “scandalous,” which is a cute play on the title of the television series title itself.
I’ll take it a step further and call it not only “Scandalous” but also the Emmy organization itself not wishing to acknowledge Washington’s ability, the programs “Scandal” itself (and the interracial love affair taking place in the series), and the issue of interracial love. If the inflated “Veep,” can be nominated for an Emmy, can you honestly tell me “Veep” is better than “Scandal?”
Is it racism? I don’t know. But I do know the oversight is unfair and ignoring an excellent series, and I have to wonder if their oversight does not have something to do with the series’ focus on an adult interracial relationship between a black woman and a white President.