Diahann Carroll was happy to be joined by Kerry Washington on stage during the Emmys. Both women are talented African-American actresses who have starred in television shows that at some point received Emmy nominations. Kerry Washington was a 2013 nomination for the lead in the drama, Scandal. While enthusiastic to share the stage with another talented individual, Diahann Carroll had other concerns about the selection for nominations.
“I feel we’re a little behind, we need to catch up. We’re all very grateful to the Emmys because they’ve been on our side. At the same time, we’d like it to be a little more with what’s going on in the world,” Diahann Carroll said.
Seventy-eight-year-old Diahann was recognized for her talents when she starred in Julia where her performance earned her a nomination back in 1969.
Diahann Carroll’s presence at the Emmys showed that she can still captivate an audience. Though Claire Danes won the Emmy for her involvement in the series Homeland, Kerry Washington was viewed as the winner for other reasons. Kerry Washington was not only envied for her nomination, but rather for being able just to stand near the legendary Diahann Carroll.
— MelanieLOVESMJONE! (@Mellie4Justice) September 23, 2013
Oh my goodness, @kerrywashington looked like such a princess at the Emmy's! Especially next to Queen Diahann Carroll.
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— Lizzie Bermudez (@LizzieBtv) September 23, 2013
— Dale Lasson (@DaleLasson) September 23, 2013
Diahann Carroll, ageless beauty. One of the greatest to grace a stage. #Emmys
— Justin Madden (@IAmJustinMadden) September 23, 2013