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Congratulations are in order for Regina King as she just won her first Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 91st annual Academy Awards last night.

The 48-year-old actress took on the role of  Sharon Rivers for Barry Jenkins’ 2018 film If Beale Street Could Talk. Upon winning the award, an emotional King took to the podium and thanked the Moonlight director and her mother who taught her the importance of keeping God first.

King is the 8th black woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress In A Supporting Role; Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis.

 

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