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Taraji P. Henson Talks to Ellen DeGeneres About 2015 Emmys

Taraji P. Henson Talks About the History-Making Emmys: "Let's Just Break This Barrier Down"

Taraji P. Henson stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and opened up about Viola Davis's historical win at the 67th Emmy Awards on Sunday. Taraji, who was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her work on Empire, told Ellen that while she did want to win, she couldn't have been happier that Viola took home the award. "It was bittersweet," she said. "I was like, it's 2015 and we have a black president and no black woman has ever won. Like this is weird. So when I went into it and I knew I was being nominated alongside Viola, I just thought to myself, 'God, just please give it to one of us so we will never have to say that again.' Let's just break this barrier down and keep on pushing." Watch the inspiring interview above, and then check out five moments that made this year's Emmys extraspecial.

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