What a time to be Regina King! After pretty much sweeping the award season, the actress capped it off with a win for Best Supporting Actress as the 2019 Academy Awards.
She won the trophy for her role as Sharon Rivers in Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk. The portrayal received critical acclaim across the board.
“To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin, it’s a little surreal. James Baldwin birthed this baby, Barry you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support, and so it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I’m an example of when support and love is poured into someone,” she said.
She also thanked her mother and the fellow Best Supporting Actress nominees.
“Mom, I love you so much. Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning, always has been leaning in my direction…Emma, Rachel, Marina, Amy, it’s an honor to have my name said with yours, it’s been pretty amazing. God is good all the time.”