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Viola Davis is what we back in the early 2000’s used to call WINNING.

As if the success her ABC show How To Get Away With Murder wasn’t enough triumph for the beauty, the wildly talented star just picked up her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film adaptation of August Wilson’s play, Fences.  

“This is my fifth nomination. I took all the pictures, went to the luncheon, but it’s right on time,” Davis joked during her acceptance speech before getting serious.

“To all the people who believed in this piece of work. It’s not everyday that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn’t scream money maker. But it does scream art, it does scream heart.”

The mother of one, who also just got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, went on to personally thank her co-star, Denzel Washington. “I’m a friend and a fan,” she said. “Thank you for being an extraordinary leader, great actor, great director. Thank you for saying ‘trust me’ and ‘remember the love.'”

A stunning Davis, clad in a golden yellow, sequined ensemble, took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, beating out Moonlight’s Naomi Harris, Lion’s Nicole Kidman, Manchester By the Sea’s Michelle Williams and Viola’s former The Help co-star, Octavia Spencer, who was nominated for her role in Hidden Figures.

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’

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Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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