'Scandal' star could make Emmy Award history

Kerry Washington arrives at the Academy of Television Art and Sciences' event with the cast and producers of "Scandal". (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

September 20, 2013 12:28:50 PM PDT
The star of the hit ABC show "Scandal" could make history at the primetime Emmy Awards this weekend.

Kerry Washington is nominated for an Emmy for her role as Washington DC fixer Olivia Pope.

It's the first time an African American has been nominated for the lead actress in a drama series Emmy in 18 years.

If Washington wins, it would be the first time a black female has won the award.

The Emmy Awards take place this Sunday.

And a reminder, you can catch the "Scandal" season three premiere Thursday, October 3 at 10 p.m. right here on ABC7. That's followed by the ABC7 News at 11 p.m.