Taraji P. Henson started the month of June by making Hollywood history. Last night, at the fifth annual Critics Choice Awards, Henson took home the award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire. Henson is the first Black woman to be awarded for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Season 2 of Empire begins September 23, on Fox.

Watch Henson’s acceptance speech below.

Source: The Boom Box

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