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Awards

Golden Globes, USA 2016

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Taraji P. Henson
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Television Series - Drama

Primetime Emmy Awards 2018

Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
Paolo Nieddu (costume designer)
Jennifer Salim (assistant costume designer)
Steffany Bernstein Pratt (costume supervisor)
For episdoe "Slave to Memory"

Primetime Emmy Awards 2017

Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Series, Limited Series, or Movie
Paolo Nieddu (costume designer)
Mary C. Lane (costume supervisor)
With assistant costume designer Jennifer Salim for episode "Light In Darkness"

Primetime Emmy Awards 2016

Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
For playing: "Cookie Lyon".
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Jim Beans (as Jim Beanz)
For song "Good People" from episode "A Rose By Any Other Name"
Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Paolo Nieddu (costume designer)
Mary C. Lane (costume supervisor)
Episode "Past Is Prologue"

Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
For playing "Cookie Lyon".
Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Paolo Nieddu (costume designer)
Eileen McCahill (costume supervisor)
For episode "Pilot"
Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
Rita McGhee (costume designer)
Sukari McGill (costume supervisor)
For episode "The Lyon's Roar"

AFI Awards, USA 2016

Winner
AFI Award
TV Program of the Year

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EMPIRE roars with the power of pure entertainment. Lee Daniels and Danny Strong take a more-is-more approach to this Shakespearean tale of hip-hop sovereignty that revels in the Lyon dynasty's audacious excess. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson raise the roof with pitch perfect performances, firmly placing Lucious and Cookie in the pantheon of TV power couples.


Art Directors Guild 2016

Nominee
Excellence in Production Design Award
One Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series
Steve Saklad (production designer)
Chris Cleek (art director)
Joseph H. Bryant (set designer)
David Soukup (graphic designer)
Harry N. Haase (scenic artist)
Joanna Iwanicka (set designer)
Caroline Perzan (set decorator)
Episode: "Empire: Pilot (2015)"

BET Awards 2019

Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson

BET Awards 2018

Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
For Acrimony and Proud Mary

BET Awards 2017

Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
For Hidden Figures
Nominee
BET Award
Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
For The New Edition Story

BET Awards 2016

Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson

BET Awards 2015

Winner
BET Award
Best Actor
Terrence Howard
For Lullaby , St. Vincent and Sabotage
Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson
For No Good Deed , Think Like a Man Too and From the Rough
Nominee
BET Award
Best Actor
Jussie Smollett

Black Reel Awards for Television 2019

Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Music (Comedy, Drama, TV Movie or Limited Series)
Jennifer Ross (music supervisor)
Fil Eisler (composer)

Black Reel Awards for Television 2018

Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama Series
Phylicia Rashad
Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Actress, Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Outstanding Guest Actor, Drama Series
Taye Diggs

Black Reel Awards for Television 2017

Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Music (Comedy, Drama, TV Movie or Limited Series)
Fil Eisler (composer)
Jennifer Ross (music supervisor)
Outstanding Actor, Drama Series
Terrence Howard
Outstanding Actress, Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Trai Byers
Outstanding Directing, Drama Series
Sanaa Hamri
Episode: "Empire: A Furnace for Your Foe (2016)"
Outstanding Writing, Drama Series
Eric Haywood
Diane Ademu-John
Outstanding Guest Performer, Drama Series
Phylicia Rashad

Casting Society of America, USA 2016

Winner
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama
Leah Daniels Butler
Claire Simon (location casting)
Shelby Cherniet (associate)
Nominee
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Series - Drama
Leah Daniels Butler
Claire Simon (location casting)

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2017

Nominee
CDG Award
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
Paolo Nieddu

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2016

Nominee
CDG Award
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
Rita McGhee
Season 1

Critics Choice Television Awards 2016

Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Best Drama Series
Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series
Marisa Tomei
Most Bingeworthy Show

Critics Choice Television Awards 2015

Winner
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Drama Series
Most Bingeworthy Show

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2016

Winner
Dorian Award
TV Performance of the Year - Actress
Taraji P. Henson
Campy TV Show of the Year

GLAAD Media Awards 2016

Nominee
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Drama Series

Gold Derby Awards 2015

Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Lead Actress
Taraji P. Henson

Grammy Awards 2016

Nominee
Grammy
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
For "Season 1."

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2019

Nominee
GMS Award
Best Song/Recording Created for Television
Jussie Smollett (recording artist)
Bryshere Y. Gray (recording artist)
Timothy Clayton (songwriter)
James David Washington (songwriter)
Jennifer Ross (music supervisor)
Song: "Trapped" for episode 409 "Empire: Slave to Memory (2017)"

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2017

Nominee
GMS Award
Best Song/Recording Created for Television
Jussie Smollett (recording artist, songwriter)
Alicia Keys (recording artist)
Jennifer Ross (supervisor)
Dave Jordan (supervisor)
J.R. Rotem (songwriter)
Talay Riley (songwriter)
Eskeerdo (songwriter)
Song: "Powerful" for episode 210
Best Music Supervision in a Television Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Ross
Dave Jordan
Season 2

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2016

Winner
GMS Award
Best Music Supervision in a Television Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Ross
Dave Jordan
Season 1
Best Song/Recording Created for Television
Jim Beans (songwriter)
Jussie Smollett (songwriter, recording artist)
Justin Bostwick (songwriter)
Jennifer Ross (music supervisor)
Dave Jordan (music supervisor)
Song: "You're So Beautiful" in episode #108

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2019

Nominee
Artisan
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Television and New Media Series
Melissa Forney
Theresa A. Fleming
Nolan Kelly

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2018

Nominee
Artisan
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Television and New Media Series
Melissa Forney
Theresa A. Fleming
Nolan Kelly

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2017

Nominee
Artisan
Best Contemporary Makeup - Television and New Media Series
Beverly Jo Pryor
Eric Pagdin
Ashunta Sheriff
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Television and New Media Series
Melissa Forney
Theresa A. Fleming
Nolan Kelly

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2016

Nominee
Artisan
Best Contemporary Makeup - Television and New Media Series
Beverly Jo Pryor
Ashunta Sheriff
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Television and New Media Series
Melissa Forney
Telona Wilson

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2016

Nominee
HMMA Award
Outstanding Music Supervision - Television
Jennifer Ross

Il Festival Nazionale del Doppiaggio Voci nell'Ombra 2017

Nominee
TV Award
Best overall dubbing of a TV series

Image Awards (NAACP) 2019

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett
Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series
Tisha Campbell-Martin
For "Without Apology"

Image Awards (NAACP) 2018

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryshere Y. Gray
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Trai Byers

Image Awards (NAACP) 2017

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Trai Byers
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Millicent Shelton

Image Awards (NAACP) 2016

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Terrence Howard
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryshere Y. Gray
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Grace Byers
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Lee Daniels
Danny Strong
Episode: "Empire: Pilot (2015)"
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Lee Daniels
Episode: "Empire: Pilot (2015)"

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2016

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Short Form Musical in Television
Joshua Winget (music editor)
Episode: "Empire: Die but Once (2015)"

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2017

Nominee
MTV Movie + TV Award
Best Kiss
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard

Online Film & Television Association 2016

Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Costume Design in a Series
Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson

Online Film & Television Association 2015

Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Hudson
Best New Theme Song in a Series
Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Drama Series
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
Best Direction in a Drama Series
Best Writing in a Drama Series
Best Production Design in a Series
Best Costume Design in a Series
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series
Best New Titles Sequence

People's Choice Awards, USA 2017

Nominee
People's Choice Award
Favorite Network TV Drama

Satellite Awards 2015

Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Series, Drama
Taraji P. Henson

Seoul International Drama Awards 2015

Nominee
Individual Award
Best Screenwriter
Lee Daniels
Best Actor
Terrence Howard
Nominee
Program Award
Best Mini-Series

Teen Choice Awards 2018

Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett

Teen Choice Awards 2017

Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV Show: Drama

Teen Choice Awards 2016

Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Terrence Howard
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Taraji P. Henson
Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Sharayah Mitchell
Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Becky G

Teen Choice Awards 2015

Winner
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV: Breakout Show
Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Show: Drama
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Terrence Howard
Choice TV Actor: Drama
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Taraji P. Henson
Choice TV: Chemistry
Trai Byers
Kaitlin Doubleday
Grace Byers
Bryshere Y. Gray
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Howard
Ta'Rhonda Jones
Serayah
Gabourey Sidibe
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV: Breakout Star
Jussie Smollett
Choice TV: Scene Stealer
Trai Byers
Choice TV: Breakout Star
Bryshere Y. Gray (as Yazz)
Choice TV: Villain
Terrence Howard

Television Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
TCA Award
Program of the Year
Nominee
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Outstanding New Program
Individual Achievement in Drama
Taraji P. Henson

Women's Image Network Awards 2015

Nominee
WIN Award
Outstanding Drama Series
For episode "False Imposition"

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