Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

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Regina King, 48, has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her work as matriarch Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk. This is her first Oscar nomination. She’s also won the Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Spirit Award for this role. Beale Street was one of the best depictions of romance I’ve ever seen, but it was so much more than that. Regina’s performance perfectly captured the lengths you will go to protect and support your child. She was mesmerizing in that role, you could feel her vulnerability, determination and heartbreak.

Unfortunately Beale Street didn’t get the recognition it deserved from the Academy and was only nominated in two other categories, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Score. At least we got to see it take home Best Picture and Best Director at the Spirit Awards.

Regina made headlines for her speech at The Golden Globes pledging that 50% of all the projects she produces will be staffed by women. She got teary during her
acceptance speech and thanked her mom, who was with her in the audience.

To be standing here representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin, it’s a little surreal. [He] birthed this baby, Barry [Jenkins] nurtured her, surrounded her with so much love and support. I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured on to someone. Mom I love you so much. Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning in my direction.

She also thanked the cast, production company, film company, and the other nominees by name. Congratulations to Regina! If Beale Street Could Talk will be available to stream in mid March. I thought it would be a depressing movie but there were enough moments of love, comedy and family togetherness that balanced it out. I highly recommend it.

Regina wore Oscar de la Renta! We’ll have full fashion coverage tomorrow!
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Regina is shown at the Spirit Awards, and The Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party. Credit: WENN and Getty

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I havent seen it yet, but in general I love Regina King so I am happy she won. Her speech was wonderful and she looked gorgeous.

  2. broodytrudy says:

    She looked great and I’m so glad she won! I love her. She looked gorgeous and her speech was fantastic!

  3. FHMom says:

    She looked beautiful. I’m so happy for her

  4. Lightpurple says:

    From Twitter: “the award for best support of an actress goes to Chris Evans”

  5. Spicecake38 says:

    Beautiful woman,lovely dress and look overall,her speech was very nice!I can’t wait to see the movie.Congrats to her!

  6. Nev says:

    Amazing!!!! Yayyy!!

  7. Dragonlady sakura says:

    I’m so excited, I’m acting like I won the award. She’s a great actress and I’m glad she’s finally getting the recognition she deserves.

  8. Ali says:

    Every time I see a clip of The Favorite (I haven’t seen it yet) I feel like Kirsten Dunst really should have been in it.
    Kirsten Dunst > Emma Stone

  9. Eve says:

    Production Design and Costume Design for Black Panther.


  10. minx says:

    Congrats to her, I’ve always been a big fan.

  11. Nina Simone says:

    Long time coming ! So happy for her ❤️❤️

  12. noway says:

    Congrats to her. She is so good and seems to work so hard. Nice to see a hard worker get her just due. Plus on the fashion side, she has been rocking it. I love her!!!!

  13. anniefannie says:

    This was the catagory I was most invested in, had she not won I was going to be crushed.
    She has sooo many roles in movies that weren’t “academy” considered movies that she’s elevated by her appearance.
    So thrilled she’s been recognized!

    • Steff says:

      She’s been in the business for 20+ years so it’s super nice to see someone first off: get a role like this, and second: win.

  14. Onemoretime says:

    I am so happy for Regina she is such a talented actress. Whenever she is in a role she makes me believe she is that character. She is my favorite right after queen Viola. Congratulations Ms King you deserve it.

  15. Ex checker says:

    I am so happy for her. She has worked for so long and always seems like a total pro. She looked gorgeous and she deserved to win.

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    Well deserved for an amazing performance.