Henson says "there were several times when I didn't even want to watch the Emmys because I mean, who am I looking at?"
Henson made the comments when asked her thoughts about fellow actress Regina King's blog post for the Huffington Post.
In it, the black actress criticizes the Emmys for under-representing minorities. King also writes she was offended that a member of the media confused her with Rutina Wesley of "True Blood." And she was hurt that late actress Alaine Reed Hall of "Sesame Street" was not among those recognized at the Emmys.
In the same interview, actor Terrence Howard says things are changing, for the better.
Henson and Howard starred in the 2005 movie "Hustle & Flow."