Regina King has won the category for best supporting actress at the 91st Academy Awards.
King claims the award for her role as a mother in Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. King managed to edge out tough competition from the likes of Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz who were also nominated.
In If Beale Street Could Talk, King portrays Sharon Rivers, a “steadfast matriarch devoted to her family and determined to support her pregnant daughter, whose fiancé has been wrongfully imprisoned.”
Taking to the stage and clearly emotional, King said: “I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love poured into someone,” King said. “Mom, I love you so much.”
Continuing, King explained the victory as “a little surreal” before adding: “James Baldwin birthed this baby”.