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ROUND OF APPLAUSE: Kerry Washington & Don Cheadle Nab Top Emmy Nominations!


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The 2013 EMMY Nominations were revealed this morning and two of our YBF faves, Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle, nabbed nominations in the most prestigious categories.  See the list inside and get deets on nominations for more....



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This is really turning out to be a phenomenal summer for Kerry Washington.  First, she married her true loveEzenwa Nnamdi Asomugha, then she landed the August cover of Vanity Fair, and now she's been nominated for a primetime Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "Scandal"!  Kerry Washington is the first African American woman to earn a best actress Emmy nomination in 18 years! 

Cicely Tyson was nominated in 1995 for her NBC legal drama “Sweet Justice.”

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And hot actor Don Cheadle returns as a nominee for Lead Actor in a Comedy series for "House of Lies".  You'll recall that he nabbed a Golden Globe for the genuis role in 2012. 

Also, Alfre Woodard landed a nod for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for the Lifetime Original Movie in “Steel Magnolias” and Paris Barclay nabbed a directing nomination for “Glee’s” 13th episode of season four, titled “Diva.”

And Beyonce scored three nominations for 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Bey will compete for Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.

Who they're up against:

Lead actress in a drama series

Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michele Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead actor in comedy series

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock


See the full list here.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, and will air LIVE on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on September 22.  We Gladiators will be watching....


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