Kerry Washington Speaks on Michael Brown Funeral in Emmys InterviewIsha Aran8/26/14 11:10amFiled to: EmmysMike BrownKerry Washington3033EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOn Monday, Kerry Washington was up for her second Lead Actress nomination for her role as Olivia Pope in Scandal. On the red carpet, Shaun Robinson asked Washington if she could wrap her head around potentially being the first African American woman to win in the category. But Kerry had another thing on her mind. Advertisement She told Robinson: "I don't think about it that much…This has been a really complicated day for me. I started the day watching the funeral services for Michael Brown. And so it's a lot to wrap your head around being an African American in this country right now." The interview seemed to be bittersweet as Washington went on to express how grateful she was to be nominated. But it definitely looked like something was weighing heavy on her heart.