Regina King is Crowned Queen!!!
You can definitely say that the Oscars was showing BLACK GREATNESS on February 24th and the awards that many talented human beings received was incredible. Especially for our girl Regina King. Regina Rene King is an American actress and television director. She first gained attention in 1985 as Brenda Jenkins in the NBC television series 227. She has done many films and hosted many shows. King works speaks for itself and now it doesn’t get any better than what happened on Sunday night. Regina King won her first Academy Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in If Beale Street Could Talk. It’s an extra flex, because this was also her first nomination. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Regina BEEN King. King stated as she gave her speech “To be standing here representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin it's a little surreal,” said a tearful King. “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.”
King told the Press room of The Roots: You know, all of us, we just pulled on being women, and if we have not experienced a violation on that level firsthand, we have lifted a sister up through that. And that, you know, even all the way from when the abuelitas came in and escorted her off, that was something that was universal. Every woman that had something to do with this production, the understanding and the need to make sure that it was very clear in the story that we all knew that she was raped. It wasn’t Fonny, but she was raped. And we hold each other up through a secret that shouldn’t be a secret.
So often, that’s the beautiful thing about the Me Too Movement—and the Me Too Movement has, I think, has gone even beyond that with creating opportunities for women to find their voice even beyond just being violated sexually, but being marginalized, being violated. When you have put in the work to be at the table and being denied a seat at the table, this movement has allowed us and has inspired us to say “no, I am supposed to have a seat at that table.” So that energy was going on throughout the production of that film of this film. Barry [Jenkins] supported that and lifted it up as well. And that’s the thing. When you have men and women working together, pretty amazing things happen.
Congratulations to Regina King and wish her all the best and more to come sis keep striving.