Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington Take Home Gold At Golden Globe Awards

Entertainment | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 01/11/2016 | 09:30 AM EST

Henson hands out celebratory cookies, Washington spotlights family during special honor

Black Excellence was alive and in effect at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.

Both Denzel Washington and Taraji P. Henson were honored before their peers for their impressive work in film.

Henson, who captured the nation's hearts with her portrayal of Cookie on "Empire," took home the trophy for Best Actress in a TV series, becoming her first career Golden Globe.

The 45-year-old actress hilariously handed out cookies to audience members while walking to the podium to accept her award, tipping her hat to her popular character.

Rather than the usual tears of joy and shock over her win, Henson, a 20-year veteran in Hollywood, made it clear she was more than deserving.

"I waited 20 years for this. You gon' wait," Henson said jokingly, but not so jokingly, when producers tried to signal for her to wrap up her speech.

"My fans been waiting for this...you gotta give me time."

Meanwhile, Washington and his beautiful family took center stage when he received the very special Cecil B. DeMille award for his iconic stature in film.

Though the 61-year-old actor joked that he couldn't see his list of people to thank because he forgot his reading glasses, viewers got quite the sight of his son John David Washington, who stole the show--at least according to social media. Twitter and Instagram were quite smitten with the handsome, younger Washington.

Overall the night was a success. Congrats to Henson and Washington on a job well done!

(Photo from left: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images, Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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