Yesterday the nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes were announced, and ‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson scored a nom! However, she admitted that she wasn’t awake to hear the exciting news herself. Taraji has a good reason as to why she wasn’t awake like most of Hollywood, however.
She was exhausted from her holiday special, ‘Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holiday Special,’ which she also produced. Taraji explained:
I came up with this idea and Fox went for it. We pulled it together by the hair of our chinny chin chin. Literally it was up until the bitter end, the night before editing. But it paid off. Because I accomplished exactly what I set out to do.”
The skit where she and Terrence spoofed Kimye was EPIC, so I’d say it was worth it based on just that skit alone!
Taraji talked about how she found out about her Golden Globes nomination.
I literally was asleep because I was hanging out with a friend and then I got home and I was in the bed. I was like, why does my phone keep buzzing? When people called (yesterday for the SAG awards) and were like you got snubbed, I was like, snubbed for what? It just wasn’t even on my mind.
“And then today the phone keeps buzzing and I’m like, why is this phone buzzing? It’s five o’clock in the morning. It’s one of my hairstylists and she’s goes, “Congratulations! Yay!’ And then #GG. And I’m like what the (h**l)? I didn’t know what #GG was. So I turned the phone on silent, flipped it back over and went to sleep. And woke up to it constantly buzzing.”
Finally, she realized what #GG referred to.
Oh! #GG. Duh!”
Taraji said she’s also grateful that, this year, the show ‘Empire’ itself got nominated. Last year, she was nominated but not the show.
Thank god. Finally! Because I can’t do it alone. It’s not the Cookie show. It’s all of us. I’m sure my character’s the most zany and outspoken, so people gravitate towards her, but I can’t do that show alone. I need my family!”
It is great that the show as a whole got recognized this year!
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