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Viola Davis Wins Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series At The SAG Awards 2015 & Wows With A Powerful Acceptance Speech!

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All hail Viola Davis!

The mucho talented actress won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards 2015 and we couldn't be happier!

[ Related: Viola Winter Whites Out On The SAG Awards Red Carpet! ]

The How to Get Away With Murder star gave a powerful and absolutely touching acceptance speech for her portrayal of the hard-nosed lawyer, Annalise Keating. We especially loved how Davis incorporated her adorable daughter, Genesis, into her speech. Family is so important!

Sigh, we just CAN'T wait until How to Get Away With Murder returns on January 29 — we need Annalise back in our lives ASAP!

You go, girl!

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Golden Globe Winner Transparent Leads LGBTQ Critics' Dorian Awards Nominations! See The Full List HERE!

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The Golden Globes are over, but award season is just beginning!

[ Related: Golden Globes 2015: The Complete Winners List ]

Among the bigger award shows, a very special ceremony happens every year somewhat under the radar: the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association's Dorian Awards!

Over 100 members of GALECA vote on their favorites in TV and film, all through an LGBTQ lens.

If you're not familiar with the award show, it distinguishes itself not just with its LGBTQ-friendly categories, but also with unique ones like Campy TV Show, Unsung TV Show, and Visually Striking Film Of The Year!

See the entire list — and find out who will be the recipient of the prestigious Timeless Award (below)!

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Viola Davis Pretty Much Confirms Suicide Squad Casting, Says She's Excited About 'Powerful' Role

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We told you Viola Davis was strongly rumored to be leading the Suicide Squad

The How To Get Away With Murder star reportedly ​snagged the role of Amanda Waller from Oprah Winfrey and Octavia Spencer.

[ Related: Warner Bros Confirms DC's Suicide Squad ​Cast! Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & More! ]

Now Viola has confirmed she only has one contender left for the part: time.

She said:

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Viola Davis Shows Oprah How To Get Away With A Big Role In DC's Suicide Squad!

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It looks like Viola Davis is ending her year with a bang as the leader of DC's super villain gang!

The How To Get Away With Murder star has reportedly scored the role of Amanda Waller in Warner Bros' upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

[ Related: Warner Bros Confirms DC's Suicide Squad ​Cast! Will Smith, Margot Robbie, & More! ]

Amanda "The Wall" Waller is a no-nonsense government agent who recruits villains to take on suicide missions — and isn't afraid to get right in Batman's face!

Viola quickly jumped to the front of a small group of high-caliber contenders for the juicy part, including Oprah Winfrey and The Help costar Octavia Spencer.

However, her involvement in the film has not yet been officially announced as Warner Bros must make sure they can shoot around her busy TV schedule.

[Image via ABC/DC Comics.]

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Warner Bros Confirms Suicide Squad Cast! Will Smith! Margot Robbie! Jared Leto! Cara Delevingne! Tom Hardy! Jai Courtney!

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After reports came out Tuesday that the cast for the next big DC superhero super villain movie Suicide Squad was being finalized, Warner Bros wasted NO time making it official!

Not only are Jared Leto and Margot Robbie in as The Joker and Harley Quinn as previously reported, but almost every actor rumored to be circling the film over the past few weeks has landed!

[ Related: Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC Superhero Movies! ]

Will Smith will be playing anti-hero assassin Deadshot, Tom Hardy will be no-nonsense soldier Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney will play Aussie criminal Boomerang.

Interestingly enough, even Cara Delevingne will co-star, though instead of playing Harley Quinn as rumored, she will be taking the role of

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EXCLUSIVE! Viola Davis Talks With Us About How To Get Away With Murder's Success On Variety’s Power Of Women Red Carpet!

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We had so much fun EXCLUSIVELY dishing with the ever talented Viola Davis on Variety's Power Of Women red carpet!

[ Viola Davis' Last 9 Words In Next Week's How To Get Away With Murder Are Going To Leave Us SHOCKED! ]

Viola, one of the event's distinguished honorees, dished on whether or not she anticipated the success of How To Get Away With Murder, and how she'd describe her character, Annalise Keating!

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Viola Davis' Last 9 Words In Next Week's How To Get Away With Murder Are Going To Leave Us SHOCKED! But What Could She Say?!

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***SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN EP. 3***

This week's episode of ABC's hit new series, How To Get Away With Murder was full of twists and turns…

But nothing was more exciting than the promo for next week's episode!

[ Video: Shonda Rhimes & The Ladies Of TGIT Take Over!! ]

In the last few seconds of the network's preview, the announcer proclaimed:

"Your jaw will drop with Viola Davis' LAST 9 WORDS"

So it got us thinking! What COULD she say at the very end of episode 4 that's a game changer??

Is it about her puppy Wes? Lila Stangard's murder? Rebecca the rebel neighbor? Nate?

Ch-ch-check out the 9 words we came up with, and share your thoughts in the comments section (below)!

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