Claire Danes Wins Best Actress Drama Emmy

Fans of ABC's Scandal had hoped for Kerry Washington to win for her role as Olivia Pope.

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Kerry Washington arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Claire Danes won the Emmy Award on Sunday for best drama series actress for her role as a troubled CIA agent on Homeland, beating out Kerry Washington for top actress honors, the Associated Press reports. 

Fans of ABC's Scandal had hoped Washington would win for her role as Olivia Pope. Indeed, it would have been a historic win. She would have become the first black woman to win a Primetime Emmy for lead actress in a drama series. It was also Washington's first Emmy nomination. 

There is always next year.

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