'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson honored for Excellence in Television at Women In Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson honored for Excellence in Television at Women In Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards

Social Impact

Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe-winning actress known to millions as Cookie Lyon on the hit FOX drama "Empire," was honored with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television on June 15 for her contributions to women's role in the entertainment industry. The recognition came as part of the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards hosted by the nonprofit Women In Film (WIF), an organization advocating for gender parity in Hollywood. Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden presented the award to Taraji, who spoke about the pay gap between male and female actors and reflected on the importance of representing women on screen and behind the camera.

To learn more about the award and to read Taraji's remarks, go to the 21st Century Fox Social Impact blog.