Taraji P. Henson Tells 3 Million Fans: 'God Will Get His Glory' for Golden Globe Win

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for her role in "Empire" backstage at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 10, 2016. |

After nearly 20 years working as a television and film actress, Taraji P. Henson is letting her supporters know that God will get His glory for her first Golden Globe win.

When the 45-year-old received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV drama Sunday, fans of the "Empire" star who portrays "Cookie Lyons" recognized God in the moment.

"Congratulation @TherealTaraji. Well done. And well deserved. #GodwillgetHisglory," one supporter tweeted to Henson.

Henson agreed with the spiritual sentiments in front of over 3 million followers, "Yaaaaas. Always!"

In her hit television show, Henson is know as the abrasive ex-convict music executive Cookie Lyons, but the actress has taken on a range of roles throughout her near 20-year career. Her role as "Queenie" in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" even earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009.

Henson previously spoke to The Christian Post about how her Christian faith has impacted her career.

"It has definitely kept me sane and continues to keep me sane because I know how I got here. I moved to California with $700 in my pocket with my son and a dream and faith," Henson told CP. "And every time a door would close I would pray to God, like 'I know you've got a plan for me because I'm still here.' There's a plan for me and I believe in that."

During an interview with Uptown magazine last year, Henson spoke about her feelings of envy toward actress Amy Adams and how her Christian faith helped her overcome those emotions.

"I used to have this crazy thing with Amy Adams. You see her consistently getting nominated, as she should, because Amy does good work," Henson said. "But, it's like, 'Well I did good work too.' But if you choose to stay in that place then you become miserable."

"It's a pity party and nobody cares. I'm human, so I've done it," she added. "But I check that because it's ego and it's the devil."

Although Henson later became an Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning actress with countless other awards and accolades under her belt, there was a point in time when she had no accomplishments to feel secure about. In those moments, Henson turned to God.

"Whenever I thought I was supposed to get something and it didn't fall through, I would just fall back to God and be like 'OK, well what else. Because whatever You've got must be better than this,'" she previously revealed to CP back in 2014. "And then it is, it always is."

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