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Empire’s Taraji P. Henson Wins Critics’ Choice TV Award

Empire second season will return to Fox on September 23.

Fox’s hit TV show Empire was among the night’s winners at the 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards Sunday (May 31).

The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel and was broadcast live on A&E. Taraji P. Henson received the Best Actress in a Drama Series award for her role as Cookie Lyon, the matriarch of the Lyon family, in Empire.

Henson beat out five other leading ladies, including Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Julianna Margulies, (The Good Wife).

Although Empire received a nomination in the Best Drama Series category, the award was given to FX series The Americans.

The second season of the successful Hip Hop drama, Empire, will return to Fox on September 23.

Check out the Critics’ Choice TV Awards categories below:

Best Drama Series
The Americans (FX) (WINNERS)
Empire (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Justified (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX) (WINNER)
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)