The entire cast won big during the show, taking home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Terrence also took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series while Taraji took home Outstanding Actress.
The show also took home awards for their original music and Jussie even took to the stage to perform!
FYI: Taraji is wearing a Balmain dress, Stewart Weitzman shoes and Kimberly McDonald jewels. Grace is wearing a Ziad Nakad dress, EF Collection earrings, Nigaam Jewels and Graziela Gems rings and Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch.
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The series was recently nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globes and although they didn’t take home the award, star Taraji P. Henson walked away with her first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV series.
Empire returns for second half of season two on March 30th.
Julia, on roles for women in movies vs. TV: “Go to the movies—how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? How many good, meaty roles are there for women within those scripts? Not tons of them. Right now there are so many [TV] shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women. And I am thrilled to be playing one of them.”
Viola, on the lies about women: “We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women…if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”
Taraji, on Cookie: “It was very important to me that she not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.”
Taraji P. Henson happily holds onto her award while attending the InStyle & Warner Bros. After Party following the 2016 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Taraji passed out cookies while she made her way to the stage to give her acceptance speech but it was totally “spontaneous.”
“There were cookies on the table!,” Taraji expressed (via PopSugar). “I just did not expect them to call my name. I never did. I just never put that much on it . . . you just never know how it’s going to come out. You don’t. When they called my name . . . I was like, ‘Well, cookies are here. I guess I should hand them out!’ [Laughs] I don’t know, it was just a spontaneous moment.”
Also pictured: Empire guest star Kelly Rowland attending the Fox & FX’s Golden Globes 2016 After Party.
Taraji P. Henson – Golden Globes 2016
FYI: Taraji is wearing a Stella McCartney dress, shoes and clutch paired with Kimberly McDonald jewels. Grace is wearing a Cristallini dress by Alina Cirstea, Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch, Effy earrings, Graziela and EF Collection rings. Serayah is wearing a Safiyaa dress, Giuseppe Zannotti shoes, Swarovski clutch and jewelry by John Hardy. Jussie is wearing Calvin Klein Collection.