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BET 2015 Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson win 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' award

'Empire' couple; Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon) and Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon) win BET 'best actor' and 'best actress' of 2015.

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Terrence Howard and Taraji P Henson play

Terrence Howard and Taraji P Henson


Terrence Howard, star of the hit Fox series 'Empire,' won the first award for best actor at the 2015 edition of the BET Awards.

The actor who plays Lucious Lyon on the hit show, beat Anthony Anderson, Idris Elba, Jussie Smollett and Kevin Hart to win the award.

Winning the 'Best Actress' award was Taraji P. Henson, who is popular for her fierce Cookie Lyon character on show.

Taraji who recently won her 1st award as Cookie, beat Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis to win the BET 'best actress' award.

Taraji plays Cookie Lyon, the outspoken ex-wife and mother of Lucious Lyon's three sons,  who served a 17-year stretch in prison for drug dealing.

Lucious and Cookie Lyon on set of 'Empire' play

Lucious and Cookie Lyon on set of 'Empire'


Second season of 'Empire' makes an anticipated return on September 23, 2015.

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