Kerry Washington almost made history last night.
Had she won best actress in a drama for her scene-stealing depiction of Olivia Pope on Scandal, she would’ve been the first African American to nab the title.
Unfortunately, Kerry lost to Claire Danes, who took home her second Emmy for her role on Homeland (her third Emmy total).
Great night! Every single woman in our category deserved to win! So happy for Claire And ALL tonight's winners & nominees! #grateful— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 23, 2013
While Kerry seemed totally supportive of Claire, and embodied “it’s an honor just to be nominated” her famous friends and fans rallied around the 36-year-old beauty.
See what stars—from her Scandal costars to fans—had to say to Kerry on what could’ve been her biggest night.
@kerrywashington gorgeous dress for a gorgeous and talented woman! Xxoo— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) September 23, 2013
Head up, @kerrywashington. Ur the 1st AA woman to lose the Emmy for Best Actress in 18 yrs. No amount of success can take that away from u!— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) September 23, 2013