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“Scandal” Actor Joe Morton Nabs First Emmys

Joe Morton

Joe Morton

Joe Morton, from ABC’s “Scandal,” nabbed his very first Emmy during the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. He won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama, playing the role of Rowan Pope (the father of Olivia Pope/Kerry Washington) in the popular series. His win marks the second Emmy award for the show.

Seems Daddy Pope was a bit nervous when it was time to name the winner in his category. He expressed,

“When my category came up, I looked for a door marked exit,” joked Morton from the stage, acknowledging that he didn’t expect to hear his name.

But once he received his award, all the jitters were gone and he was ecstatic about win. He said, “It’s an incredible feeling to have been in the business this long — this is the first time I’ve been up for one of these things – and given who I was quote unquote up against, it’s terrific. My head is in the clouds somewhere, and my feet are trying to touch the ground.”

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