Taraji P. Henson won “Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Drama” for her role as Cookie on ABC’s “Empire
“Who knew that playing an ex convict would take me all around the globe?” Henson said in her acceptance speech. She went on about how she thought it would be another one of her other roles that landed her a golden globe, but “it’s cookie who spent 17 years in jail for selling crack, so the world loves real.”
Henson thanked “Empire” creator Lee Daniels and her co-stars Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollet, Trai Bayers, and Bryshere Gray. And when they sent her the signal to wrap up her speech? She hilariously snapped back, “I’ve waited 20 years for this! You gon wait” – in true Cookie fashion.
Denzel Washington was honored for his life-long work with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. Tom Hanks presented him with the honor. “Great Cinema lasts forever, and a great actor will forever astound us,” said Hanks. “A single name can define an artist who is a peer and equal with all of the greatest legends of our craft. If Washington doesn’t ring loud enough, then let the first name carry all the weight. And that name is Denzel.”
Washington is the third Black Actor to win the award in its 63-year history. Sidney Poitier won in 1982 and Morgan Freeman in 2012. Washington has earned seven Golden Globe Award nominations in his career and two wins for “Glory” and “The Hurricane”.
Washington didn’t say much in his acceptance speech — because he forgot his glasses and couldn’t read his speech, but it didn’t even matter because everyone loves Denzel.
Meanwhile Jamie Foxx won in so many ways at the Golden Globes. While presenting the award for Best Original Score, Foxx made fun of Steve Harvey’s “Miss Universe” fail, announcing “Straight Out of Compton” as the winner, which obviously wasn’t nominated (shade).
“I’m sorry Folks. I made a mistake it’s right here on the card. I take full responsibility,” Foxx said in his best Harvey imitation.