Diahann Carroll congratulated Kerry Washington on her Emmy nomination. Diahann Carroll was the first African-American Emmy nominee in 1963.
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Diahann Carroll, the first African-American Emmy nominee in 1963 for "Naked City," created one of the night's most heartfelt moments when she took the stage with Washington and noted the importance of diversity in the industry and Emmys.
"Tonight, she better get this award," Carroll said of Washington, who covered her eyes in embarrassment.
Washington stars in "Scandal," and was nominated in the lead actress category in a drama.