tarajiphensonnaacpawardsTaraji P. Henson is extremely busy in the acting world, and people are taking notice. The Howard University Alumni and Empire star snagged the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the year, On Thursday February 6.

“I just love what I do…I’m very passionate about what I do, I take it very seriously. God gives us all gifts and for me I didn’t get into this to win awards although I’m very honored and blessed every time I’m nominated and get a chance to win one.” Henson exclaimed during her acceptance speech. “What it represents for me is that all of the beautiful people, and faces, and lives that I get to touch through the gift that God gave me, and I take that very seriously…”

Henson also took home the image award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, for her Role in the thriller “No Good Deed.”

Other big winners of the night included Selma star David Oyelowo with Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Tracee Ellis Ross with Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series for her role in Black-ish, and How to Get Away with Murder with Outstanding Drama Series.

This year’s 46th NAACP Image award was hosted by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson