BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Terrence Howard, star of the hit Fox television series Empire, won the first award on the BET Awards night for Best Actor. Howard saw off competition from Anthony Anderson, Idris Elba, Jussie Smollett and comedian Kevin Hart.
“To the Empire!” he shouted three times. “I got to thank Taraji P Henson because she stood up for a brother.“
Henson picked up the female version of the award in a night that saw Empire sweep up the actors’ awards category.