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Emmy episode analysis: Will Taraji P. Henson make history for iconic 'Empire' role?

13 September 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

One of the year's biggest success stories is Fox's "Empire," and Taraji P. Henson is certainly a major part of that. As Cookie Lyons, the embittered ex-con and ex-wife of a powerful music producer (Terrence Howard), Henson creates a ferocious TV diva worthy of comparison to Joan Collins in "Dynasty." Oscar nominee Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," 2008) has been rewarded for her efforts with an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Actress. It's her second notice overall from the TV Academy, having previously competed in the Miniseries/Movie category for her role in "Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story" (2011). -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Synopsis Diagnosed with Als, music producer Luscious Lyons must decide which of his three sons will take over his company, Empire Entertainment, once he's gone. His plans are interrupted by the »

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