Taraji P Henson has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Awards, for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Taraji P. Henson can currently be seen as the hugely popular character Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire, a role which netted her the 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a drama series.
Henson previously played “Yvette” in Bad Boy, “Shug” in Hustle and Flow, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of “Queenie” in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She portrayed “Tiffany Rubin” in the true life inspired Lifetime movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Henson also played the role of alcoholic singer “April” in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and has made regular appearances on Eli Stone, The Cleveland Show, Boston Legal and CSI. Henson played “B’Ella” in Larry Crowne and starred as “Joss Carter” on Person of Interest. More about the movie at the official Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story site
Anthony Anderson is nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for his role ABC’s black-ish. Anthony Anderson is a writer, on the sitcom, and also starred in his own sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during the fifth and final season of the show.
Queen Latifiah and Don Cheadle were also nominated this morning.
See Full list Nominations: http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners