Regina King advocates for more women in film with Golden Globe win

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Regina King in “If Beale Street Can Talk.”

“If Beale Street Could Talk” star Regina King won best supporting actress in a feature film during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, and she used her time at the podium to advocate for more women in film.

When she took the stage to accept her trophy for her performance as Sharon Rivers in Barry Jenkins’ drama, King declared, “I’m going to use my platform to say that in the next two years, everything I produce is going to be 50 percent women.”

As The Hollywood Reporter noted, King ignored the standard obnoxious music trying to play her off the stage, adding “I know it’s going to be tough.” She also challenged “anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, but in all industries, to stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”

King also received a nomination for best actress in a limited series or movie for playing Latrice Butler in Netflix’s “Seven Seconds,” but that Golden Globe went to Patricia Arquette for “Escape at Dannemora.” King won an Emmy for the crime drama in the fall.

When she took the Golden Globes stage, King first thanked fellow nominee in the category Amy Adams (“Vice”), “for the prayer, sweetheart.” The other nominees in the best supporting actress in a film category included Claire Foy for “First Man” and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for” The Favourite.”

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To see the full list of winners, via Variety, click here.

-BAM

 

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