Actress Taraji P. Henson accepts the Best Actress in a Drama Series award for "Empire" onstage at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

A thanks to God doesn’t happen every day in liberal Hollywood-land.

The 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards awarded Taraji P. Henson Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Fox’s Empire on May 31. In her acceptance speech, Henson included someone special in her thanks: God.

Empire, an American drama television show produced by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, debuted in January. The show follows hip hop music company Empire Entertainment and the founders’ feuding family members.’

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