With more than 8 million viewers every Thursday night and a huge Twitter presence, Scandal is officially a hit. This year, Kerry Washington — who, as we have mentioned several times before, is the first black woman to have the lead role in a network drama since 1974 — also has a role in an Oscar-nominated film, Django Unchained. She was also in the Oscar-nominated films Ray and The Last King of Scotland. So where are her major magazine covers?
Washington has been on the covers of Essence, Ebony and Women's Health, which is great. But these are not the mainstream glossies that really confirm a celebrity has arrived. Washington was on a version of Elle's Women in Hollywood issue, but as with Octavia Spencer, Washington's cover was not on newsstands. Sarah Jessica Parker was awarded that honor.