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Viola Davis Wins SAG Award For Oustanding Actress in A Drama Series



Viola Davis has won her 3rd Screen Actors Guild Award! The 49 year old actress nabbed the award for Outstanding Performance by a female actress in a Drama Series for her role as Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder, and of course she gave another heartfelt speech.

 “When I tell my daughter stories at night inevitably a few things happen, number one I use my imagination.  I always start with life and I build from there, and another thing that happens is she says ‘mommy can you put me in the story’. And you know it starts from the top up. So I’d like to thank Paulie, Shonda Rhymes, Betsey Beers, Bill Delaney, and Peter Norwalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman, could be a 49-year old, dark skinned African American woman who looks like me … Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild, and thank you to the people who love me just as God made me, and that’s my beautiful husband Julius, my 4 year old daughter at home Genesis, and my mother May Alice Davis.”

Davis, who  previously won two SAG awards for Best Actress for her role in The Help, was considered the favorite to win at this years award ceremony. She also won a People’s Choice Award for her role in the ABC drama, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

“Viola, she’s an amazing actress. But one other thing is she doesn’t strain everyone with her process,” her HTGAWM co-star, Matt McGorry told HipHollywood while on the red carpet. “She is still cool and chill and really funny on set and that makes it a pleasure every day.”

Mistresses star and SAG-AFTRA National Board Member, Jason Winston George, also shared with HipHollywood during the red carpet how he feels about the Davis. “Anybody who knows Viola is not surprised,” he said. “She is a ridiculous actress, she’s beautiful and doing things on television that you’ve never seen a Black woman do.”



What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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