Custom Search 1

Taraji P. Henson wins big at the Critics' Choice TV Awards

TEAM COOKIE: Taraji P. Henson is the first black actress to win for a leading role at the Critics' Choice TV Awards

THERE'S NO television character as fierce and loving as Cookie Lion - and everyone knows it.

Last night (May 31) Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson won her inaugural Critics' Choice TV Award for best actress in a 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 a stunning black dress.

"Thank you Fox you're bold, you took a shot, you take a risk," the shocked Oscar-nominated star said during her acceptance speech.

"I just have to play the truth hopefully they love her for beating her son with a broom,' Taraji joked about her tough-but-loving 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.

Annual subscription for The Voice newspaper print edition.

Read more stories like this in our weekly printed newspaper. To purchase an annual subscription and get 50% off, complete the form below and enter the code 'ONLINE2017' - offer ends 30 November.

* indicates required
() - (###) ###-####
Facebook Comments