Taraji P. Henson won the award for best actress in a TV drama at this year's Golden Globes. Her speech was as memorable as every one of Cookie's scene-stealing turns in the show's first season. Henson beat out Caitriona Balfe from “Outlander,” Viola Davis from “How to Get Away with Murder,” Eva Green from “Penny Dreadful” and Robin Wright from “House of Cards,” for her role as Cookie Lyon in “Empire.” On her way to the stage, she handed out cookies to Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.
Henson thanked Empire creator Lee Daniels and her Empire family, including Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollet, Trai Bayers, and Bryshere Y. Gray.
Cookies for everyone tonight. My treat. Hollywood Foreign Press, thank you. I mean, who knew that playing an ex convict would take me all around the globe. It just goes to show, I thought it would be Queenie, Will, my character from Karate Kid. But it's Cookie, who spent 17 years in jail for selling crack. So the world loves real, thank you. So many people to thank. My manager... my publicist. Please wrap ... wait a minute, I've waited 20 years for this, you gonna wait. My friends, they've been praying for this, they're all like 'yeah, yeah hope you get it.' You gotta give me time...
Here are some of our favorite looks from tonight: