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Regina King wins her 1st Oscar for role in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

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Regina King became the eight Black woman in history to take home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. King won for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk

During her acceptance speech, King told the audience, “To be standing here representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin—it’s a little surreal,” King said. “James Baldwin birthed this baby, and Barry, you nurtured her. You surrounded her with so much love and support.”

King continued, “I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured in to someone. Thank you for teaching me that God is always leading  me in the right direction. God is good all the time.”