Black Power: Congratulations Denzel Washington & Taraji P Henson Win Golden Globe Awards
Congratulations are definitely in order for Taraji P. Henson, who took home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama Golden Globe for her role as Cookie Lyon on “Empire.” The actress handed out cookies on her walk to the stage to accept her award, then warned “You’re going to have to wait” as tele-prompters asked her to wrap up her speech. She thanked her family, longtime agent and publicist, show producers and co-workers, leaving Terrence Howard for last by saying she was nothing without him and adding that Cookie is nothing without Lucious.
Many who watched the awards show probably noticed Taraji’s sarcastic tone as she acknowledged her award came as the result of playing an ex-con. Do you think Hollywood prefers to award black actors for playing stereotypes?
Ironically, the other subject of our tweet has received some awards for questionable roles…
Sunday also proved to a big night for Denzel Washington who was initially “speechless” as he was joined at the podium by his family to become only the third African-American actor to accept the prestigious Cecil B Demille award (Morgan Freeman won in 2012 and Sidney Poitier won in 1982).
He was introduced for the award by Tom Hanks who called him “a peer and equal of all the greatest legends of our craft.”
Previous recipients include Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston, Gene Kelly, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Walt Disney, Martin Scorsese, Sophia Lauren and Cecil B. Demille.
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