Regina King officially did that.
We have been diligently rooting, hoping, wishing, and praying King would pull off the win for Best Supporting Actress in “If Beale Street Could Talk” and the heavens must have heard us.
She beat out “Roma” actress Marina de Tavira, Amy Adams for “Vice” and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for “The Favourite.”
Of course, she paid it all to the incredible writing for James Baldwin in her acceptance speech.
“To be standing here representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin, it’s a little surreal,” she said. “James Baldwin birthed this baby and Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support, so it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone.”
She also, very rightfully, thanked her mother for bringing her into this world.
“Mom, I love you so much,” she said. “Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning and always has been leaning in my direction. God is good all the time.”
What a way to turn this Black History Month around.
Congrats, Ms. King!
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