She is the star of one of television’s hottest series, and for very good reason.
Taraji P. Henson became the winner for the second year in a row of the Best Actress gong at the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, where she made a not-so-thinly veiled swipe at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while accepting her award.
The 45-year-old, who stars as Cookie Lyon on Empire, turned every head as she walked on stage, and not only for her high honour .
The skirt put Taraji’s gym-honed legs on full display, and was worn with a black sleeveless leotard which clung to her exquisite figure.
Oh la la! The 45-year-old, who stars as Cookie on Empire, turned every head as she walked on stage, and not only for her high honour – the actress wore a very sexy sheer skirt with silvery embellishment
She also wore a pair of long, silver earrings, and looked impeccable with her hair stylishly worn back in a straight and chic ‘do while highlighting her face with lip gloss and blush.
Taraji was clearly proud as she accepted the honor
‘I’ve got to thank God first,’ Taraji said, clutching the silver award. ‘This is amazing. BET is always home, it’s us. Black people being beautiful, doing incredible things. So this is one of my favourite awards, ’cause it’s the award.’
Wowza: The skirt put Taraji’s gym-honed legs on full display, and was worn with a black sleeveless leotard which clung to her exquisite figure as she walked on stage during a separate appearance
Batter up! The actress made a separate appearance on stage, wielding a baseball bat
While Taraji went on to admit she was not one to get ‘political’, she did speak of the upcoming presidential election and namelessly referenced Donald Trump.
‘I’m really not political, but it’s serious out here,’ Taraji said. ‘And for those who think, “Oh, he’s not gonna win,” think again. So we really need to pull together and turn this country around.’
‘Again, to all the beautiful women in the industry – I love you all. I look up to you all. You all inspire me to do great things. My sisters, I love you. Thank you, BET.’
Sporty: The actress swung the bat over her shoulder
All glammed up! She also wore a pair of long, silver earrings, and looked impeccable with her hair stylishly worn back in a straight and chic ‘do
Taraji has been busy filming film drama Hidden Figures in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her character Katherine Johnson, a real life African-American mathematics genius who helped NASA in the space race.
Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner also star in the movie, which is due for release on January 13, 2017.
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