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[UPDATE:] Donald Glover also picked up a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for his role on FX’s Atlanta. “Thank you so much for giving me this,” he said during his acceptance speech. “I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everybody in here is magical to me. We are the one’s who kind of in a weird way tell a story or a lie to children so that they do stuff we never thought was possible.”

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It was just one month ago that Atlanta actor Lakeith Stanfield bombarded the stage at the 2016 Critics Choice Awards after the popular FX series lost to HBO’s Silicon Valley. But on Sunday night, Stanfield had the chance to bombard the stage for a different reason.

During the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Atlanta won the award for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy.

The show’s star, director AND creator, Donald Glover, accepted the award on behalf of the team and not only thanked his entire cast and crew behind the series, but “black folks.”

“I really just want to thank Atlanta and black folks in Atlanta for being alive and doing amazing — and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta,” he said. “We didn’t think anybody was going to like this show, so we really appreciate it.”

Atlanta was initially picked up for just 10 episodes, but after two weeks of being on screens across America, the network picked the series up for a second season.

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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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