Regina King's Acceptance Speech (Transcript) — 2019 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress
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Presenter: AND THE OSCAR GOES TO. Regina King.
Voiceover: This is the first Oscar and nomination for Regina King.
Regina King (RK): To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin. This. A. LITTLE SURREAL. James Baldwin birthed this baby. Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support. So it‚Äôs appropriate for me to be standing here because I‚Äôm an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone.
RK: Mom, I love you so much.
RK: Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning. Always has been leaning in my direction. Go Moses.
RK: They‚Äôll ask me about that later.
RK: So many people to thank. Chelsea Barnard, who brought this project. To Annapurna, Megan Ellison, Annapurna, Plan B. This amazing cast. My sisters in art, Marina, Amy, hmm, Emma, Rachel, has been an honor to have my name be just said with yours this whole step of the way. It‚Äôs been pretty amazing. The Rivers family, Kiki, Colman, Teyonah, Stephan.
RK: God is good all the time.