As 2012 comes to a close, the accolades for Kerry Washington keep rolling in. The 35-year-old actress has been nominated for a pair of NAACP Image Awards for her work on ABC’s hit series Scandal and Django Unchained, out this month.
Our Dec./Jan. cover girl will go head-to-head with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games), Gloria Reuben (Lincoln), Phylicia Rashad (Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds) and Taraji P. Henson (Think Like a Man) in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Buzz around the Quentin Tarantino-directed flick could give Washington a slight edge over the competition.
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In the category of Best Actress in a Drama Series, Washington will also face Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy), Khandi Alexander (Treme), Regina King (SouthLAnd) and Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy).
The NAACP Image Awards– honoring diversity in film, TV, music and literature– is scheduled to air Feb. 1 on NBC.
Check out the FULL list of nominees here!