Congrats to Taraji P. Henson

Congrats to Taraji P. Henson.  Last night she won the Critics Choice Best Actress in a Drama Award.  Taraji stars as Cookie Lyons in the hit tv show Empire.  Taraji became the first African American actress to win the award in that category.  Next up is the Emmy Awards.  It would be nice to see Taraji win an Emmy Award. No African American actress has ever won the Emmy Awards Best Actress in a Drama category.


Winners at the 2015 Critics’ Choice TV Awards included ‘The Americans,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ and actress Taraji P. Henson, who won the Best Actress in a Drama prize. Henson is the first black actress to do so and a black actress has still not yet won the equivalent prize at the Emmy Awards.

Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” became the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress in a Drama Series award. The Critics’ Choice TV Awards have been held since 2011, and the previous winners are Claire
Danes, Julianna Margulies, and Tatiana Maslany, who has won the award twice.

I give the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences the side eye. Sometimes actors and actresses starring in new shows have a difficult time getting nominated for Emmy Awards which this group is responsible for. They have a tendency to nominate the same folks every year. I would love to see Taraji, Viola and Kerry nominated. And it would be a tossup between Taraji and Viola.  I’m partial to Taraji cause she’s from the DMV.

Taraji has come a long way from starring in Baby Boy in 2001 to Hustle and Flow in 2005 and now the hit tv series Empire.  I remember watching her in the Lifetime tv series The Division years ago.  You go Taraji!!!

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