Diddy, Oprah, Ice Cube & More React To Regina King’s Oscars Win

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Regina King’s street to the Oscars was a long time within the making. The actress lastly acquired her first nomination for her supporting position in If Beale Street Could Talk, the cinematic adaptation of a James Baldwin basic. Opening final night time’s award ceremony together with her claiming a golden statue was a blessed second. Her achievement unleashed waves of reward with business figures like Oprah, Ice Cube and Common, giving the artist well-deserved props. View the tradition’s acknowledgments beneath.

Diddy, Oprah, Ice Cube & More React To Regina King's Oscars Win
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King’s acceptance speech included this sense of neighborhood. “To be standing right here representing one of many best artists of our time, James Baldwin — it’s a little bit surreal,” mentioned the actress with tears of triumphant pleasure. “James Baldwin birthed this child and Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with a lot love and help, so it’s acceptable for me to be standing right here as a result of I’m an instance of what it seems to be like when help and love is poured into somebody.”

The feelings ran excessive behind the scenes as Regina ready for her engraved title to be positioned on her award. “I am gonna have me a tequila in there,” King mentioned, overwhelmed with the respect. “I am gonna go together with what does me properly.”