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Kerry Washington steps out post-baby, feels 'really blessed'

Kerry Washington does the media rounds two months after giving birth to her daughter
'Scandal' star Kerry Washington accepts excellence in TV award at Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards
Kerry Washington: 'I'm kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life'

Kerry Washington became the envy of many a new mom on Wednesday night, making her first post-baby red carpet appearance.

The gorgeous "Scandal" star welcomed daughter Isabelle Amarachi with husband Nnamdi Asomugha in April. On Wednesday, the already svelte first-time mom accepted the Lucy Award for excellence in television at the Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles from "Scandal" showrunner Shonda Rimes.

"What an inspiring night! THANK U #wif - Women In Film! Was an honor 2 be part of tonights celebration. & thank U @shondarhimes 4 presenting!" Washington tweeted after receiving her award.

The 37-year-old wore a plunging dress by Sportmax and Christian Louboutin shoes, according to Just Jared, and was joined by actresses Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria and Lake Bell.

Earlier this week Washington sat down for an in-depth live chat where she discussed "Scandal" and her character, White House fixer Olivia Pope, with The Times' Yvonne Villarreal.

During the chat, the "Django Unchained" actress took questions from fans via Twitter, and one cornered the actress into talking about motherhood.

"Now that you're a mom will it be bittersweet to go back to work?" the fan asked.

"So tricky because you know I don't really talk about this stuff," Washington started. "I will say I feel really, really blessed. I just feel like really blessed that I'm kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life."

Yeah, that's all you'll get from the ultra-secretive star on the topic. And it's more than anyone might have thought!

Washington also mentioned her baby girl in a very Kerry way on Twitter on Mother's Day in early May, nearly a month after the tot was born.

"Well...I still wont talk about my personal life on here," she wrote. "But…I see your tweets. And I am filled with gratitude! XO #HappyMothersDay," she wrote, adding, "To ALL moms, all of you, of all kinds and in all ways... HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Xo #HMD"

Wanna dress like Olivia Pope? Me too! Follow me @NardineSaad.

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