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Regina King couldn't believe she had received Emmy Award, taking the stage in neon yellow dress

Edduin Carvajal
Sep 28, 2018
04:52 P.M.
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Regina King, the actress and director best known for “Seven Seconds,” wasn’t expecting to win an Emmy Award. She got onstage with no speech prepared.

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For the event, King put on a strapless neon-green gown that had a skin-tight fit. Apart from that, she opted for wearing only earrings as accessories.

The designer of the dress that the actress took to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the ceremony was Christian Siriano. Irene Neuwirth made the earrings, and Yvette Shelton was her hairstylist.

Shelton coiffed King’s updo based on her character on “The Big Bang Theory;” the main difference was the crimped ponytail she added. King was nominated to Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Latrice Butler in "Seven Seconds."

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TOUGH COMPETITION

One of the reasons why King couldn’t believe she had won the award was probably due to her competition.

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She was facing Jessica Biel from “The Sinner,” Laura Dern from “The Tale,” Michelle Dockery from “Godless,” Edie Falco from “The Menendez Murders,” and Sarah Paulson from “American Horror Story: Cult.”

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SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE IT

When King heard that Leslie Jones and RuPaul, who presented the award, told her name, she had to take a couple of seconds to assimilate the news.

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Later, she went on stage and revealed that she accidentally dropped lipstick on her dress and was trying to get it out. King added that she didn’t have anything to say, but thanked the Television Academy.

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“I WANT TO CURSE RIGHT NOW”

After saying how “amazing” winning such an award was, King pointed out that she wanted to curse.

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Finally, she thanked Jesus and named Emmy host Michael Che for joking by saying that only black actors thank Jesus in their speeches.

The actress was in an interview with Larry King, wherein she addressed different topics about her life. One of them was the pay gap in Hollywood.

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“It’s really interesting with Jennifer Lawrence being vocal. My perspective is different than hers because my gap is even behind hers,” confessed King.

She also talked about her previous critics toward the Emmys for honoring so few people of color, revealing that she thought she would never get a nomination ever again.

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“The fact that I was able to point out statistics, express how I felt and still come around full circle and be celebrated by the Emmy organization, that was an award within itself,” admitted King.

At the moment, the actress is focused on the TV series “Watchmen,” which is expected to be released in 2019.

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