Kerry deserves to win and most likely will next year, but Sunday wasn’t her time. As much as we want Kerry to take home the Emmy for her plush living room mantle, we’d much rather she win for merit as opposed to ‘let’s give it to the black chick to make a statement.’ The former is much more meaningful.
Scandal is only going to get better and Olivia Pope will hopefully develop into a fuller character with a deeper backstory. Kerry gracefully acknowledged all the nominees deserving to win. She’s happy for Claire because like Shonda Rhimes reminded everyone, Gladiators don’t cry. Her win will come.