This was Henson’s third major award for her role as Cookie Lyon on the series about a music industry family. She previously won a BET Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
Empire was nominated for Best TV Series – Drama at the Golden Globes, but lost to Mr Robot. Other winners at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted event included Christian Slater for Mr. Robot, Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Lady Gaga for American Horror Story: Hotel, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, and Sylvester Stallone for Creed.
The second half of Empire season 2 is set to return on March 30.