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Viola Davis Calls Denzel Washington An “Extraordinary Leader” During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

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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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