2020 and Kerry Washington is firing on all cylinders! The ‘Every Vote Counts‘ fame Kerry Washington is now enrolled with the title ‘Entertainment of the Year’! Reflecting on this appreciation and unequaled honor the actor took to her Instagram page to share her happiness that knew no bounds.
‘Wow. I’m deeply thankful to all the casts, crews, producers, directors and teams of people that I’ve been blessed to work with this year on @littlefireshulu, @thefightmovie, #EveryVoteCounts, and @promnetflix. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we really truly need each other. Whether our work is to make a limited series or to help save a democracy – no one does this work alone. It really does take a village. It takes all of us. Sharing this cover and this honor with all of you. #EntertainersOfTheYear’-posted the actress.
The actor, producer, director and artist that she is, Kerry Washington is hailed as one of the most important and busiest celebrities of 2020.As far as the year 2020 was concerned, while all others took a moment to recline their back on their sofas and took a nap from the usual rush, Kerry Washington’s schedule and ventures prove the fact that she hasn’t had time for some good shut-eye in a while.
‘Entertainer of the Year’ 2020: A promising year for Kerry Washington !
Washington started the year playing Mia, the outsider to the insular Shaker Heights world in Hulu’s captivating adaptation of the Celeste Ng novel Little Fires Everywhere. She also took a break from acting by initiating her role as a producer-director. Through her company, Simpson Street, Washington produced Little Fires and the ACLU documentary The Fight, and won her first Emmy for producing the star-studded variety special Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times. “I was in the first one as an actor, and I just was really hands-on,” Washington says of her involvement with the Norman Lear projects. “I really wanted it to be a huge success and I think because there weren’t other women or people of color on the producing team, I was able to offer additional support and insight in the process of getting that first one made. When the second one came around, I was very honored and appreciative that they offered me that role in an official capacity.”
Along with this she also directed her third episode of television, this one for HBO’s Insecure, which just so happens to be the set where Washington shadowed before helming her first hour of Scandal years ago.
She did not limit herself to the field of entertainment. Instead she also spread out her wings to the field of political activism. For the first time in her life she moderated a night of the Democratic National Convention, co-hosted the CBS special ‘Every Vote Counts’, and hit the campaign trail for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“Part of what drives me as a producer or director or actor is this idea that just the mere act of centering myself is a political act in this world because women are marginalized and Black folks are marginalized’ says the actor asserting her role as a responsible activist.