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Regina King's Acceptance Speech (Transcript) — 2019 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Regina King wins an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Academy Awards

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Transcript

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's appropriate for me to be standing here because I'm 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'll 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's been pretty amazing. The Rivers family, Kiki, Colman, Teyonah, Stephan.

RK: God is good all the time.