Taraji P. Henson made history over the weekend at the Critics’ Choice Television awards when she took home the award for “Best Actress” in a dram series. As you may have guessed, the actress took home the trophy for her portrayal of the beloved character “Cookie” on Fox’s hit show Empire. She is the first African-American actress to win the Critics’ Choice TV Award for actress in a drama.
Apparently, when the actress won, there was a loud eruption at her table from the Empire cast. (Did I mention I love this white lady in the left hand corner?)
“[They] were so happy for me,” Henson gushed. “I had to go somewhere deep inside so I didn’t cry and ruin my makeup. That blew me away. You could feel the love in the room…that meant the world to me.”