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Kerry Washington

Despite nominees including Idris Elba, Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba.Black actors came up completely empty at this year’s Emmy Awards. Though Scandal’s Joe Morton and Aduba both won at the previously held Creative Emmys ceremony, not one Black actor, writer or director picked up an award at Monday night’s ceremony.

“Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony, which took a somber turn as Robin Williams was remembered with restraint and grace by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal.

“He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him,” Crystal said of Williams at the conclusion of a tribute to industry members who died last year. “Robin Williams, what a concept.”

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source: BlackAmericaWeb.com