Joe Morton, ‘Scandal’ star and former professor, wins guest acting Emmy


At Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony, which precedes the televised Primetime Emmys, Joe Morton, who served as Fordham’s Denzel Washington Endowed Chair for Theatre in 2012, won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance onScandal.”

Morton, who has also appeared in the films Speed and American Gangster, plays Rowan Pope, father of main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), on the ABC drama.

If tradition holds, Morton and Allison Janney, winner of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “Masters of Sex,” will present an award together on the Emmy telecast.

One other Ram will be going for the gold on Emmy night. Taylor Schilling, FCLC ’06, is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Orange is the New Black.”

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards air Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 PM on NBC.