Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard Win At The NAACP Image Awards

Looking good! Gina Rodriguez and Taraji P. Henson were photographed backstageMade a statement: Taraji P. Henson won an NAACP Award on Friday night for her role as Cookie Lyon in the Fox drama Empire and used the moment to tell her peers they don't need 'to ask for acceptance from anyone'
The Empire star Taraji P. Henson looked stunning as she accepts her award for  Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series at the NAACP Image awards. She also gave a speech
 'We don't need to ask for ask for acceptance from ANYONE. WE are enough.''We have a privilege as black human beings to do beautiful things in this world,'
Her Empire co-star,Terrence Howard  also took home the award for  his role as Cookie Lyon in the hit drama series. More photos after the cut...

Exuberant: Terrence Howard who won Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Lucius Lyon on Empire also gave an inspiring acceptance speechHappy: Taraji embraced the moment as she received a standing ovation from the audience at the awards showAuthentic: The actress, 45, made it clear that the scandal surrounding the lack of African-Americans nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards should not define her communityWinner: A delighted Tarajoi received her award from actor Morris Chestnut with whom she starred in the 2009 film Not Easily Broken