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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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Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview

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Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.

“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”

According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.

Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.

“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”

She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”

In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.

“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.

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