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(2015– )

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 2016

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Taraji P. Henson
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Drama

Primetime Emmy Awards 2016

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
For playing: "Cookie Lyon".
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
James Washington (as Jim Beanz)
For song "Good People" from episode "A Rose By Any Other Name"
Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Paolo Nieddu (costume designer)
Mary C. Lane (costume supervisor)
Episode "Past Is Prologue"

Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
For playing "Cookie Lyon".
Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Paolo Nieddu (costume designer)
Eileen McCahill (costume supervisor)
For episode "Pilot"
Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Rita McGhee (costume designer)
Sukari McGill (costume supervisor)
For episode "The Lyon's Roar"

AFI Awards, USA 2016

Won
AFI Award
TV Program of the Year

EMPIRE roars with the power of pure entertainment. Lee Daniels and Danny Strong take a more-is-more... More

EMPIRE roars with the power of pure entertainment. Lee Daniels and Danny Strong take a more-is-more approach to this Shakespearean tale of hip-hop sovereignty that revels in the Lyon dynasty's audacious excess. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson raise the roof with pitch perfect performances, firmly placing Lucious and Cookie in the pantheon of TV power couples.


Art Directors Guild 2016

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
One Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series
Steve Saklad (production designer)
Chris Cleek (art director)
Joseph H. Bryant (set designer)
David Soukup (graphic designer)
Harry N. Haase (scenic artist)
Joanna Iwanicka (set designer)
Caroline Perzan (set decorator)
Episode: "Empire: Pilot (2015)"

BET Awards 2017

Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
For The New Edition Story
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
For Hidden Figures

BET Awards 2016

Won
BET Award
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson

BET Awards 2015

Won
BET Award
Best Actor
Terrence Howard
For Lullaby , St. Vincent and Sabotage
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
For No Good Deed , Think Like a Man Too and From the Rough
Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Jussie Smollett

Casting Society of America, USA 2016

Won
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama
Leah Daniels Butler
Claire Simon (location casting)
Shelby Cherniet (associate)
Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Series - Drama
Leah Daniels Butler
Claire Simon (location casting)

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2017

Nominated
CDG Award
Excellence in a Contemporary Television Series
Paolo Nieddu

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2016

Nominated
CDG Award
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
Rita McGhee
Season 1

Critics Choice Television Awards 2016

Nominated
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Best Drama Series
Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series
Marisa Tomei
Most Bingeworthy Show

Critics Choice Television Awards 2015

Won
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Nominated
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Drama Series
Most Bingeworthy Show

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2016

Won
Dorian Award
TV Performance of the Year - Actress
Taraji P. Henson
Campy TV Show of the Year

GLAAD Media Awards 2016

Nominated
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Drama Series

Gold Derby Awards 2015

Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Lead Actress
Taraji P. Henson

Grammy Awards 2016

Nominated
Grammy
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
For "Season 1."

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2017

Nominated
GMS Award
Best Song/Recording Created for Television
Jussie Smollett (recording artist, songwriter)
Alicia Keys (recording artist)
Jennifer Ross (supervisor)
Dave Jordan (supervisor)
J.R. Rotem (songwriter)
Talay Riley (songwriter)
Eskeerdo (songwriter)
Song: "Powerful" for episode 210
Best Music Supervision in a Television Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Ross
Dave Jordan
Season 2

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2016

Won
GMS Award
Best Music Supervision in a Television Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Ross
Dave Jordan
Season 1
Best Song/Recording Created for Television
James Washington (songwriter)
Jussie Smollett (songwriter, recording artist)
Justin Bostwick (songwriter)
Jennifer Ross (music supervisor)
Dave Jordan (music supervisor)
Song: "You're So Beautiful" in episode #108

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2017

Nominated
Artisan
Best Contemporary Makeup - Television and New Media Series
Beverly Jo Pryor
Eric Pagdin
Ashunta Sheriff
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Television and New Media Series
Melissa Forney
Theresa A. Fleming
Nolan Kelly

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2016

Nominated
Artisan
Best Contemporary Makeup - Television and New Media Series
Beverly Jo Pryor
Ashunta Sheriff
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Television and New Media Series
Melissa Forney
Telona Wilson

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2016

Nominated
HMMA Award
Outstanding Music Supervision - Television
Jennifer Ross

Image Awards 2017

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Trai Byers
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Millicent Shelton

Image Awards 2016

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryshere Y. Gray
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Grace Byers
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Lee Daniels
Danny Strong
Episode: "Empire: Pilot (2015)"
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Lee Daniels
Episode: "Empire: Pilot (2015)"

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2016

Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Short Form Musical in Television
Joshua Winget (music editor)
Episode: "Empire: Die But Once (2015)"

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2017

Nominated
MTV Movie + TV Award
Best Kiss
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard

Online Film & Television Association 2016

Won
OFTA Television Award
Best Costume Design in a Series
Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson

Online Film & Television Association 2015

Won
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Hudson
Best New Theme Song in a Series
Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Drama Series
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
Best Direction in a Drama Series
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Best Production Design in a Series
Best Costume Design in a Series
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series
Best New Titles Sequence

People's Choice Awards, USA 2017

Nominated
People's Choice Award
Favorite Network TV Drama

Satellite Awards 2015

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Series, Drama
Taraji P. Henson

Teen Choice Awards 2016

Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Terrence Howard
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Taraji P. Henson
Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Sharayah Mitchell

Teen Choice Awards 2015

Won
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV: Breakout Show
Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Terrence Howard
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Taraji P. Henson
Choice TV: Chemistry
Trai Byers
Kaitlin Doubleday
Grace Byers
Bryshere Y. Gray
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard
Ta'Rhonda Jones
Serayah
Gabourey Sidibe
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV: Breakout Star
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Trai Byers
Choice TV: Breakout Star
Bryshere Y. Gray (as Yazz)

Television Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
TCA Award
Program of the Year
Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Outstanding New Program
Individual Achievement in Drama
Taraji P. Henson

Women's Image Network Awards 2015

Nominated
WIN Award
Outstanding Drama Series
For episode "False Imposition"

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