Kerry Washington Receives Chlotrudis Award for Breakout Career!

Kerry Washington joins the long list of special guests being honored at the 10th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony being held March 28, 5:00 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge. The Chlotrudis Society for Indpendent Film has had an eye on Ms. Washington's career ever since she mesmerized us in her big screen debut, Our Song. That movie was nominated for two Chlotrudis Awards, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cast, which Kerry had an integral part in. We are so excited to be able to present her with the Chlotrudis Award for a Breakout Career (formerly the Gertrudis Award) at this year's ceremony.

Nominated last year for her first Independent Spirit Award for "Best Actress" in the Boston-based film Lift, Kerry has been working non-stop every since. Last fall she was seen in The Human Stain starring Nicole Kidman and Sir Anthony Hopkins and is currently gracing the big screen in Against the Ropes: The Jackie Kallen Story starring Meg Ryan. Watch for her next film, United States of Leland opposite Kevin Spacey and Ryan Gosling. Kerry is possibly best known for her supporting role in Save the Last Dance.

Kerry recently wrapped production in New Orleans in the Taylor Hackford film Unchain My Heart, the inspirational life story of Ray Charles where she played Charles' wife Della. Also in the works is the independent film Sexual Life. She is currently filming She Hate Me, the latest film by Spike Lee and Doug Liman's Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. If ever there was an actress about to take off, and so deservingly, it is Kerry Washington.