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Dozens of celebrities are basking in the glory of being nominated for a 2016 Golden Globe Award; many even taking to social media in response to their well deserved accomplishments.

Regina King, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie thanks to her role on American Crime, released a statement that read:

“I am so elated and honored to be nominated for my first Golden Globe for a role that resonated with the viewers. I want to thank my fellow cast members and the whole crew of America Crime as it takes a village and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Uzo Aduba, who just received a nod on Wednesday for a SAG Award, tweeted about her GG nomination:

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Aruba also released a statement that read:

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing both myself and our entire Orange Is the New Black family. We go to work so inspired to share the stories of these characters, and I am beyond grateful for this tremendous honor. Thank you, HFPA!”

Lady Gaga received her first Golden Globe nomination for her role on American Horror Story: Hotel and apparently couldn’t contain her emotions. The singer wrote eon Facebook:

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Empire has had a big week — First being nominated for 12 NAACP Image Awards and now, picking up two Golden Globe nominations: One for Best TV Series Drama and the show’s star, Taraji P. Henson, garnering a nod for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama.

The show’s creator and director, Lee Daniels, is thrilled about the big news.

 “I am humbled by this recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. To everyone tuning in week after week, embracing our stories and characters, I thank you. And a very special thanks to my partner in crime Danny Strong and the team that made this happen – cast, crew, and everyone at Fox. And Taraji [P. Henson], Yes God! Thank you for breathing life into Cookie. Again so humbled and honored.”

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And of course, Henson couldn’t keep quiet, tweeting a thank you to “all.”

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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden



Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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