Taraji P. Henson wins for Empire at Critics’ Choice TV Awards
On Sunday, Taraji P. Henson won her inaugural Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in Drama Series for her fierce portrayal in the breakout hit Empire at the ceremony held inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The 44-year-old actress accepted her award in stunning style wowing in a black dress that featured silver beaded adornments along the straps and bodice.
The Oscar nominated star looked stunning in cut-out black dress with cut-out and velvet detailing.
Taraji showed off her toned arms in the sleeveless design that was adorned with silver beads along the neckline and bodice hemline.
The single mother-of-one styled her outfit with strappy color coordinated high heels, navy clutch and with her long tresses worn in a chic updo.
‘Thank you Fox you’re bold, you took a shot, you take a risk,’ she said during her acceptance speech after she expressed her shock and awe as she reached the stage microphone.
‘I just have to play the truth hopefully they love her for beating her son with a broom,’ Taraji joked about her tough character Cookie.
We created such an incredible family on Empire, there’s no Cookie without Luscious,’ she said referring to her TV husband Terrence Howard.
‘I fought for you, you owe me 5 percent of your money,’ she humorously stated. ‘Some people say I’m new to the game, that means I could be 20 again!’
Ending with a serious note: ‘This means I’m touching lives, that’s why i got into acting.’
Bryshere Gray – Taraji’s on-screen son – and Kaitlin Doubleday supported Taraji at the Critics’ Choice bash.
Empire was also nominated for Best Drama Series – up against shows Game Of Thrones, Homeland and Orange Is The New Black – but lost to FX’s The Americans.