Scandal and Kerry Washington Wins Big at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards
Kerry Washington deservedly won all the awards that she was nominated for at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards which was Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Film for Django Unchained and Outstanding Actress in a TV series for Scandal. Scandal won Outstanding TV series which was THE highlight of the night. Go Gladiators! (Kerry also received the prestigious President’s Award which icon Diahann Carroll presented to her.) It was a HUGE night for ABC’s Scandal.
Here’s the complete rundown on what happened on and off the red carpet….
Tony Goldwyn killing em’ with swag at the NAACP Image Awards
Kerry thanking Gladiators
Kerry on the red carpet.
The cast of #Scandal at the 2013 #ImageAwards.
Congrats to Kerry Washington on winning Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Olivia Pope on Scandal.
Tony Goldwyn presented the award and his reaction to KW winning it wasEVERYTHING. Can we talk about how Tony walked in with swag and when KW won it was a great #Scandal moment for Gladiators everywhere. Was it not? (Olivia and Fitz fans, are you all okay?)
Loved that KW gave a shout-out to Gladiators, Shonda, Betsy, Judy, the writers, and the cast tonight in her acceptance speech!
Kerry’s date to the Image Awards was her parents.
Congrats to Shonda Rhimes, Judy Smith, Merri Howard, Betsy Beers, and theentire cast and crew of #Scandal for winning Outstanding Drama Series at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards! It’s Handled!
What Tony Goldwyn wore at the 44th NAACP Image Awards: Armani navy tux, blue wingtips + Paul Smith shoes.
Bellamy Young Shares #Scandal Spoiler Scoop on Mellie Grant’s J. Mendel Dress!
Bellamy Young shared with HuffPostLive that the custom-made J.Mendel dress that she wore at the 44th NAACP Image Awards was actually for a scene she had on Scandal.
The scene in question was cut for a chemistry issue BUT it will air at a later time according to Bellamy! Lyn Paolo, Scandal’s amazing costume designer, thought the dress was beautifully perfect for the Image Awards!
Let’s look at this dress! It’s haute couture fashion. It’s definitely for a HUGEred carpet presidential event.
Hmm…What big Scandal event do you know of that’s coming up? Here’s a hint: There’s this promo photo of Olivia with her new client Peter Cadwell at a big event.
So does this event calls for Mellie’s J. Mendel dress??! Time will only tell!
Tony Goldwyn: I don’t soprano, honey.
Joshua Malina updated his Entertainment Weekly Behind The Scenes#Scandal blog with footage from the cast having a great time at the 44th NAACP Image Awards.
The cast of Scandal were big winners at last week’s NAACP Image awards. The show walked away with a win for Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama, which was given to star Kerry Washington.
In this week’s installment of EW’s Scandal video, a series that has been produced all season by cast member Josh Malina, get a behind the scenes peek at this celebration-filled night, which was made even sweeter when Washington walked away with the Best Supporting Actress award for Django Unchained. (The cast watched the win from backstage while waiting to do press after their collective victory.) -Joshua Malina/Entertainment Weekly
“All the nominees are black.” Did he REALLY say that? I cannot begin to can’t. Le sigh, LOL!
Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn backstage at the 44th NAACP Image Awards
I don’t gravitate towards stories about perfect people in perfect situations because in real life there is no such thing. Since this is an award for public service I want to say that at the Democratic Convention I expressed a deep respect for our constitution and the rights of We The People to elect our leaders, yet on Scandal— and this is a spoiler alert— Olivia robs her fellow Americans of that very right. Working with V-Day I’ve been part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls, but for Broomhilda von Shaft in Django, such a world is unimaginable because brutality defines her life as a slave.
Human beings are complicated, and flawed, and unique, but we all have a story to tell. Gone are the days when our lead characters can only look like somebody else. Heroes look like all of us. We see ourselves in each other’s stories. We see who we are, we see who we want to be, sometimes we see who we don’t want to be, and through that we have greater understanding of ourselves and acceptance of each other. I consider it an honor to be an advocate for the Arts and to serve on Obama’s committee for the Arts and Humanities because just as we must ensure that We The People includes all Americans regardless of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation—we must also work to ensure that the stories we tell, the movies we make, the television we produce, the theatre we stage, the novels we publish— are inclusive in all those same ways.
I stand here tonight on the shoulders of those who have blazed a path of art and activism. Harry Belafonte, I stand on your shoulders. I stand on your shoulders Diahann. I stand on your shoulders Ben, with gratitude for what you’ve sacrificed so that we can tell the stories that we are all telling. I receive this award with great humility and I hope that I may one day live up to that legacy of service. Not for me, but for us, and for the next generation of story tellers. Thank you.
The Cast of Scandal with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers backstage
What Darby Stanchfield wore at the 44 NAACP Image Awards - Donna Karan dress!
#Scandal stars Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington and Guillermo Diaz’s 44th NAACP Image Awards Portraits.
What Kerry Washington wore at the 44th NAACP Image Awards - Oscar de la Renta gown. Neil Lane jewelry. Christian Louboutin heels. Fiona Kotur clutch. Swag.
#Dabby reunion at the 2013 #ImageAwards!
AttaGirl catches up with Shonda Rhimes, Judy Smith, Betsy Beers and the cast of Scandal backstage at the 44th NAACP Image Awards. Judy and Shonda spoke about crisis management and the biggest misconception about Olivia Pope. (Thanks to Gladiator Amanda for sending this clip!)
Kerry Washington with icon Diahann Carroll what a moment!
Cherise Nicole (CNikky.com) spoke with the cast of ABC’s SCANDAL at the 44th NAACP Image Awards about doing a musical episode, freak dancing, passing the asshole test and the chemistry between the “President” and Kerry Washington. (HILARIOUS must-see interview, Gladiators! Did you know that Kerry Washington can sing?)
Scandal stars Joshua Malina, Columbus Short, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes and Bellamy Young talk to Hip Hollywood at the 44th NAACP Image Awards. Focus on :56 – 1:24
photo credits: Fitzsgrant, OliviasPope, Getty Images, and Twitter.