Tuesday 6 December 2016

'I've waited 20 years for this, you're gonna wait' - Taraji P Henson refuses to be played off Golden Globes stage

Published 11/01/2016 | 08:03

Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for her role in
Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for her role in "Empire" during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards
Actress Taraji P. Henson walks to the ballroom as she arrives at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
Taraji P. Henson reacts after winning Best Actress - TV Series, Drama for her performance in "Empire" at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

Taraji P. Henson pretty much won the Golden Globes.

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The 45-year-old acterss won the Best Actress in a TV drama statue for her portrayal as Cookie Lyon in the smash hit Empire and she was going to savour every moment on stage, no matter what.

Henson beat some of television's best known names for the gong, including Kerry Washington (Scandal), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) and

While accepting the award, organisers tried to play her off stage, to which she replied: "I've waited 20 years for this, don't tell me to wrap it up. You're gonna wait!"

For the rest of the evening, she was glued to her award and was grinning from ear to ear.

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Watch the full speech, here:

 

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