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Gladiators were ready to burn members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences of the stake like the witches on AHS: Coven after Kerry Washington lost her nomination in the category of Leading Actress in a Drama Series at this year's Primetime Emmy. Personally, I think the Academy is full of it, too, though mostly because Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has yet to be nominated for anything.
That said, Scandal is sort of like C-SPAN meets Telemundo. Not everyone will be into that sort of thing (shame on them), so while Washington is doing a wonderful job at keeping my Twitter feed captivated every Thursday night, it may take the Emmy Committee a little time to see the good in all of Olivia Pope's lip quivering, constant cries, shrieks, and other behavior that falls under the category of "doing the most."
I look forward to the day when she stands on stage and adds a sprinkle of color, but in the meantime, let's honor Kerry Washington's performance as one of the most maudlin characters on TV this side of Dawson's Creek. I mean, the only time Olivia really smiles is when President Fitz's dick calls. So here's to you, Kerry Washington, and your very, very dramatic face. Also, please don't hate me for highlighting your occasional overracting. I swear I love you.
Written by Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick)