The nominations for the 2015 NAACP Image Awards were announced earlier today (November 9) and Kerry Washington picked up a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work in “Scandal.” Not only that, but “Scandal” picked 2 nominations for ‘Drama Series’ and ‘Writing in a Drama Series,’ plus Khandi Alexander, Joe Morton, and Guillermo Diaz picked up nominations in the ‘Supporting Actor/Actress’ categories. Congratulations to all the “Scandal” nominees!
Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Octavia Spencer, Red Band Society (FOX)
Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane (BET)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
Being Mary Jane (BET)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. The award show will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 and broadcast on TV One.
“The Hollywood Reporter” — Scandal star Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson are in early talks to star in Unforgettable, a Warner Bros. thriller that will be directed by Belle director Amma Assante.
The script by Christina Hodsen centers on a woman trying to settle into a new marriage and life as a mom who suddenly must contend with her husband’s ex, a woman who is out to get her.
It is unclear which will play which at this stage if deals are made.
Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are producing.
Andy Fischel and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for the studio.
Assante was a British actress who made her directorial debut with the 2004 drama A Way of Life. It’s her period mixed race drama Belle, which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Matthew Goode, that is generating buzz on the other side of the pond.
The cast of “Scandal” sat down with the Screen Actors Guild Foundation for a Q&A conversation on Satuday, November 22nd. You can check out the full, hour-long conversation below, as well as 1,162 high definition screen captures of Kerry from the Q&A. It’s such a fun interview and definitely worth the watch. Enjoy!
Screen Captures > Interviews & Press Junkets > 2014 > Nov 22: SAG Foundation Conversations – “Scandal”
“The Hollywood Reporter” — Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has her hands full.
In addition to having to make the (tough!) romantic decision between moving to Vermont and making jam with President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) or standing in the sun with hero Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), the Gladiator has spent the better part of season four hunting down the head of black-ops group B613, who also happens to be her father.
During the season four winter finale, Rowan (Joe Morton) again evaded his daughter — and cohorts in justice Fitz and Jake — and skipped town after Jake came this close to nabbing Command.
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Of course that ultimately may have led to Olivia’s kidnapping, which came after Jake professed his love for her — and after she revealed she wanted futures with both men.
“It’s pretty intense,” Washington tells The Hollywood Reporter about Olivia’s insane life. “What’s really interesting is last season, we were able to see Olivia unravel and have to deal with facing the truth of her past. This season, she’s having to deal with her past and really having to face the things that scare her the most. Olivia is having to say, ‘OK, if I’m going to be an adult, I have to let go of these generational, pathological ideas and relationships and frameworks.’ ”
Dealing with her past — including mother-terrorist Maya Pope (Khandi Alexander) — also includes facing the repercussions of holding her father at gunpoint and telling her mother she should be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
“You get the sense that the messages that come from her mother and her father are so destructive,” Washington says. “So her ability to disconnect herself from that, we hope, allows her tremendous freedom. Except that it also may lead to her kidnapping.”
Hey everybody! I just updated our photo gallery with 704 high definition screen captures of Kerry from last nights winter finale of “Scandal.” What did you guys think? Leave a comment or tweet us to share your thoughts. “Scandal” returns on January 29, 2015 on ABC!
Scandal > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×09 – Where the Sun Don’t Shine
“E! Online” — Olivia Pope is one of the best-dressed characters on television, but there’s a secret to why she looks so good.
Kerry Washington, who plays the beloved TV crisis manager, gives the fashion scoop on designer Michael Kors in a web exclusive for Stylemaker: Michael Kors— a 30 minute special airing tomorrow night at 8:30pm ET/PT on E!
In the above clip the Scandal star explains that she was given the opportunity to see his lookbook and pick out certain styles to wear on the show before they were made public. Washington adds, “It’s so wonderful to be able to collaborate with him.”
Pope’s style on Scandal is iconic, chic and much-adored from it’s avid viewers and even non viewers of the show. This exclusive interview gives us a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work that it takes to make Pope look perfect.
On the show, she feels that she is always working to, “find the balance between strong and being feminine, and that’s something Michael does really well.”
On tomorrow’s full special, Michael himself will be discussing his journey from being a fashion-focused child to his big break in the world of fame.
You can also hear more from Kerry’s interview, plus hear what other famous friends including Blake Lively, Anna Wintour and Vera Wang, have to say about Michael’s talent and iconic style.
Tune-in to Stylemaker: Michael Kors tomorrow Tuesday, November 18 at 8:30pm ET/PT on E!
Kerry Washington speaks onstage at Voices of a People’s History 10th Anniversary Show at The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on Thursday afternoon (November 13) in Los Angeles, California. You can check out 16 medium quality photos of Kerry in our photo gallery. Enjoy!
FYI: Kerry is wearing a Blumarine dress and Casadei shoes.
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Nov 13: Voices Of A People’s History 10th Anniversary Show
Hey everybody! I just updated our photo gallery with 843 high definition screen captures of Kerry from last nights all new episode of “Scandal.” What did you guys think of the episode? Leave a comment or tweet us to share your thoughts. If you haven’t seen the promo for next weeks season 4 mid-season finale, you can check it out here. Enjoy!
Scandal > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×08 – The Last Supper
Hey everybody! Check out the promo for next weeks season 4 winter finale. You can also read the official synopsis for the episode below. Stay tuned for high definition screen captures of Kerry from tonight’s episode! Enjoy!
“Where the Sun Don’t Shine” (Winter Finale) – Command is always two steps ahead and everyone in Olivia’s life is in danger. Meanwhile, Cyrus is forced to face the consequences of his behavior, and Huck and Quinn finally figure out just what Elizabeth North has been planning, but they might be too late to stop it, on the winter finale of “Scandal,” Thursday November 20th on ABC.
“The Hollywood Reporter” has released their ‘Beauty Issue’ and Kerry Washington and her makeup artist Carola Gonzalez were chosen to be featured! How excited is that? Below they discuss what’s “in” for beauty and fashion, picking their favorite red carpet looks, and must have beauty products. You can check out the interview below, as well as 1 outtake from the photoshoot and 245 high definitions screen captures from the video. Enjoy!
“The Hollywood Reporter” — Remember when Kerry Washington arrived in a strapless orange Prada gown with bold navy eyes to finish off her stunning look at this year’s Emmys? That happens to be one of the major highlights for both the Scandal star and her longtime makeup artist, Carola Gonzalez.
“It was a great metallic blue,” says Gonzalez, who appears in this year’s Hollywood Reporter Beauty Issue with Washington, of one of her favorite 2014 beauty moments. “I think it was just the perfect choice for the dress.”
Having worked with Gonzalez for the last 10 years, the Golden Globe-nominated actress says she appreciates her makeup guru for looking at her red-carpet outfits and finding “a way to have my face embody the whole look of the moment. I always feel like myself, but I feel like the look is complete.”
So, exactly how much does she trust Gonzalez with her appearance? “She could do my face in the dark, and I actually want to blindfold her one day, just to see what happens because I think she could do it,” Washington says jokingly (or not).
For Gonzalez, the one thing you can always find her fine-tuning is the actress’ eyebrows.
“I really can’t see a hair out of place when it comes to eyebrows. It makes me sick to my stomach,” shares the makeup maven while sitting alongside her client during their THR shoot. “I only look at yours and mine. I don’t care about anyone else’s.”