Yesha Callahan

Taraji P. Henson & Denzel Washington Shine at The 2016 Golden Globe Awards

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Congratulations are due for Taraji P. Henson and Denzel Washington after Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

Henson became the 3rd black woman to capture a Golden Globe for Best TV Actress in a drama for her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire and Washington was awarded theĀ Cecil B. Demille Award for his excellence in acting. Washington was also the 3rd black man to win the Demille award.

During Henson’s walk up to the stage to accept her gift, she handed out cookies to everyone. In her speech, she sarcastically spoke about her previous roles, and how it took her to win with the role of a former convict.

Washington, who was introduced by Tom Hanks, brought up his whole family, minus one son, and joked about forgetting his glasses. Washington’s career has spanned almost 30 years, and spoke about his mother who convinced his father to buy higher wattage light bulbs. Oh, and yes, his fine ass son, John, was also on stage.

Congrats to both!




  1. January 11, 2016 - Reply

    Why does taraji always act like she is indebted to Terrance Howard? He also could not pull off Luscious without her playing Cookie as well as she does, yet he does not constantly give her shout outs.

  2. January 11, 2016 - Reply

    Denzel looked good last night. It was nice to see his family share that moment with him. He truly has had an amazing career.

    • January 11, 2016 - Reply


      As opposed to Uncle Denzel?

      • January 11, 2016 - Reply


        Uncle Denzel? Lol.

  3. January 11, 2016 - Reply

    Did you see her passing out cookies when she won? Lol

  4. January 11, 2016 - Reply

    Black excellence is common in the world. We can invent, sing, dance, act, build, create mathematical formulas, and do a wide spectrum of actions. First, Taraji P. Henson is 100 percent DMV. I’m from the DMV (or in Virginia). Brothers and Sisters from the DMV act, talk, and have the exact same swag as Taraji P. Henson. She can act and more importantly, she loves her family and she is a woman who acknowledges the black women actresses who came before her (from Juanita Moore to Dorothy Dandridge). Denzel Washington is a black man who we all respect. He can play comedies, serious roles, suspense roles, and action roles. He portrayed people like Malcolm X, Steve Biko, Reuben “the Hurricane” Carter, and other people in a magnificent fashion. His strength and his dedication to loving his wife and the rest of his family should inspire any black youth to carry forward with his or her aspirations. He is one of the greatest actors of all time. Denzel represents real black manhood. We know about the controversial history of Hollywood. There is no secret about its history. That is why we have the right to not only act in movies or create documentaries, but we all of the profound justification to control our own production companies, and other institutions (which can help black people who have a gift in acting, theater, music, dancing, etc.). Power deals with helping the poor and building up our own power that we own and control. I wish the best for the Sister Taraji P. Henson and Brother Denzel Washington.

  5. January 11, 2016 - Reply

    Black excellence indeed. Congrats to Taraji on her win and her passing out cookies took me out and congrats to Denzel “fine as wine” Washington for his talent and having a wonderful body of work. He is truly among the top acting legends working in Hollywood.

  6. January 11, 2016 - Reply

    Jamie Foxx tried it shading Steve Harvey and Mel Gibson and Ricky Gervais got digs in about Bill Cosby and drugged drinks.

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