Hollywood’s elite celebrated the year’s efforts to diversify entertainment Friday night at the NAACP Image Awards, where awards season diversity reigned as a hot topic in the wake of the controversy surrounding 2016’s Oscar nominations.
The NAACP Image Awards brought out Hollywood’s biggest and brightest on Friday, and it was an especially exciting night for the cast of Empire. Not only did the show win the award for outstanding drama series, but star Taraji P. Henson (Cookie) took home honors for her role on the Fox show.
“We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough, we’ve been enough and we always will be enough,” said “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson while accepting her award for outstanding actress in a drama series. “Empire” and “black-ish” topped the television category, both winning three awards.