Taraji P. Henson Wins Best Actress In A TV Series, Drama
Sunday, the “Empire” star walked away with her first Golden Globe for her groundbreaking role as Cookie on the Fox mega-hit. To celebrate appropriately, Henson wavered real cookies — yes, actual baked goods — in the air, as she stood up from her table to walk to the stage to accept her statue.
“Please wrap? I waited 20 years for this, you gonna wait,” Henson said on stage, proving that she shares similarities with her feisty “Empire” character who has become so popular for her one-liners on the show.
The award marked the first-ever Golden Globe win for “Empire.” The series was also nominated for best TV drama this year, but lost out to “Mr. Robot” from USA Network. “Empire’s” series nomination was the only recognition for a broadcast show in the major categories for the 2016 awards.
Nominated against Henson was Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”), Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”), Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) and “How to Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis.
Henson and Davis were also up against each other at the 2015 Emmys with the award ultimately going to Davis, marking the first win for an African-American actress in the category.