Regina King Gives Emotional Speech for Best Supporting Actress Win
Regina King is the 2019 Oscar winner for ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE! Congratulations to Regina King on her first Oscar nomination and win. Other nominees for ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE included Amy Adams in VICE, Marina de Tavira in ROMA, Emma Stone in THE FAVOURITE, and Rachel Weisz in THE FAVOURITE.
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To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin, is a little surreal. 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 am an example of what happens when support and love is poured into someone.
In IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, Regina King portrays Sharon Rivers, a steadfast matriarch devoted to her family and determined to support her pregnant daughter, whose fiancé has been wrongfully imprisoned. After being helped up the stairs by a gallant Chris Evans, King began her acceptance speech with heartfelt thanks to her mother. "Mom, I love you so much," she said through tears. "Thank you for teaching me that God has always been leaning in my direction."