Regina King takes home a Golden Globe Award for the first time and gives a powerful speech about her future plans in film making.
Regina King bagged her first Golden Globe Award as best supporting actress and she vowed to provide more avenues for women in film.
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Accepting her award for her outstanding role in the movie “If Beale Street Could Talk,” King delivered a powerful speech about making a difference through her voice as a celebrity.
“The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and we’re speaking for everyone.”
She continued by vowing to include more women in future films she plans to produce.
“I’m going to use my platform right now to say, in the next two years, everything that I produce — I’m making a vow and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce is 50 per cent women.”
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The actress also used the opportunity to challenge others to help in furthering her cause.
“And I challenge everyone out there who is in a position of power, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
King looked dazzling in her strapless pink Alberta Ferretti gown as celebrities applauded her after her speech. Stars like Jessica Chastain even stood up to pay her respects.
It was also a sweet moment for the actress whose son, Ian Alexander, Jr. joined her that night to witness her victory. Ian even did the dance of joy the moment his mother’s name was called.
King’s award-winning role in the Barry Jenkins film is that of a mother of a pregnant young woman whose boyfriend is being accused of a crime she insists he didn’t commit. The story set in Harlem is based on the book by James Baldwin.
King’s acting career has spanned decades beginning with a role in the 1985 television series, “227.” She also appeared in the films, “Boyz n the Hood,” “Jerry McGuire,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,” and “Ray.” Her other television credits include “24,” “Southland,” “The Leftovers,” “American Crime,” and “Seven Seconds” which earned her an Emmy in September.
King portrays Latrice Butler in the show which won her an Outstanding Lead Actress award. She was surprised by the win considering her competition was tough. She bested Jessica Biel, Laura Dern, Michelle Dockery, Edie Falco, and Sarah Paulson.
It seems like the awards season has been shining on King and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for her after this.