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Taraji P. Henson's Glam 2024 Critics Choice Awards Gown Features the Most Daring Thigh-High Slit of the Night

Henson has been pulling out all the style stops as she continues to promote 'The Color Purple' on red carpet

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty</p> Taraji P. Henson at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

Taraji P. Henson's daring 2024 Critics Choice Awards red carpet look deserves its own award.

The Color Purple star joined her castmates on the red carpet, where she wore a jaw-dropping strapless white gown that hugged her curves. It featured a thigh-high slit and dramatic train that pooled behind her on the carpet. She wore her hair in a chic bob and accessorized with lab-grown diamonds from Pandora.

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty</p> Taraji P. Henson at the Critics Choice Awards

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Taraji P. Henson at the Critics Choice Awards

While the 53-year-old didn't score a nomination for her role as blues singer Shug Avery, her fellow cast member Danielle Brooks is nominated for best supporting actress. The film is also nominated for best picture. The Color Purple cast has been supporting each other on the red carpet and at events since before the movie premiered in theaters on Dec. 25, and they appear poised to remain by each other's sides throughout awards season.

Related: Color Purple Outshines Box Office Predictions by Earning Second-Biggest Christmas Day Opening of All Time

For her part, executive producer Oprah Winfrey has been wearing various shades of purple as she promoted the musical. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast, including Henson, have mixed things up with a variety of outfits in a full range of colors.

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At the movie's Los Angeles premiere in early December, Henson wore a show-stopping black gown with sheer panels at the waist and oversize white detailing starting at her shoulders and wrapping around her neck and hips. The gown also featured a plunging neckline. which she accentuated with a silver snake necklace.

Related: Oprah Winfrey Calls 'Color Purple' the 'Most Important Thing to Have Happened to Me'

<p>Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images</p> Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson

On Dec. 27, Henson shared a behind-the-scenes clip of her vocal training for the role of Shug on Instagram. The Empire alum used her post to thank her voice coach, Stevie Mackey, for helping her prepare for the role.

"Ladies and gentlemen the man behind #ShugAveryvoice @steviemackey I love you so much," she captioned the clip. "You helped me to unlock some thangs vocally. We worked so hard. You helped give me the confidence I needed to breathe life into #shugavery I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL💜💜💜🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋 #Repost from @steviemackey."

See PEOPLE’s full coverage of the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards as they air live on The CW Sunday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. ET.

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