Taraji P. Henson Wins Big at the Critics’ Choice Awards

 

TARAJI 2015 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDActress Taraji P. Henson was a big winner at last night’s 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

The 44-year actress walked away with the Best Actress in a Drama Series statuette for her role of Cookie Lyons on Fox’s break-out hit Empire, beating out stiff competition that included Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Eva Green (Penny Dreadful), Keri Russel (The Americans), and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel).

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Trailer: HBO’s ‘Bessie’ Starring Queen Latifah

HBO BESSIE MOVIE

HBO pictures has released the first full length trailer for their upcoming Bessie Smith biopic, starring rapper/actress/talk show host, Queen Latifah.

“Bessie” will air May 16 and chronicle the singer’s Vaudeville beginnings, as well as her ascent, and eventual descent, to and from the heights of musical stardom.

The star-studded cast, which also includes Tika Sumpter, Michael K. Smith as Bessie’s husband, Oliver Pratt, Mikes Epps, Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique as blues legend Ma Rainey, are expected to appear at a press event next week to talk about the film, which HBO had previously sought to bring to the small screen almost a decade ago.
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