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Kerry Washington, Cicely Tyson and Angela Bassett Up for Emmy Awards

Leading ladies, Kerry Washington, Cicely Tyson and Angela Bassett have all received Emmy Awards nominations. For the second time, Washington is nominated for lead actress in a drama for Scandal,  Tyson has been nominated for lead actress in a mini series or movie for her role in Lifetime film, A Trip to Bountiful and Bassett is in the running for an Emmy for role in American Horror Story: Coven.

Orange is the New Black leads the pack with 12 nominations.

Other Notable Nominees include:

Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black” – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy and “Outstanding Comedy Series” . She’s the first transgender individual to be nominated.
Don Cheadle –
Lead Ator in a Comedy Series for “House of Lies” 
Idris Elba’s series “Luther” – nominated for Outstanding Miniseries and he picked up a nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries for “Dancing On The Edge”;
Joe Morton – Outstanding Guest Actorfor “Scandal”
Uzo Adubafor – Outstanding Guest Actress for “Orange Is The New Black”
Wynton Marsalis – Outstanding Children’s Program with “A Young Arts Masterclass
Whoopi Goldberg – Outstanding Narrator with “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley”

Click here for more nominees. And be sure to check out the live show on Monday, August 25.


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