Women’s Month: Regina King Appreciation

With this being Women’s History Month, I decided to dedicate a post someone who’s been on the screens since I could remember. Let’s take a moment to idolize and appreciate Ms. Regina King. She’s a prime example of “Started From The Bottom,” when it comes to film.

Let us start from the beginning. Her first starring role was “227” as Brenda Jenkins.

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Then she went on to play a small role in Boyz N Da Hood in 1991, which was directed by John Singleton. This was/is a classic movie that she played a ghetto girl in 😂

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Then in 1993, she co-starred with Janet Jackson, 2Pac and Joe Torry in another classic film directed by John Singleton titled Poetic Justice. Another ghetto role but she was entertaining to say the least. She was the real friend who keeps it real with you.

A third classic film that Regina King was part of was Friday, which was written by Ice Cube. This was just two years after Poetic Justice. She stayed pretty busy during the 1990s.

Regina switched back to the her tv role days and had recurring roles on shows such as “Leap of Faith,” “24,” “Southland” and “Shameless.” She got an even bigger role in “The Boondocks,” playing the voices of Huey and Riley from 2005-2014.

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Regina had another recurring role in “American Crime” WHICH got her an Emmy!!

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Another favorite of mine was the Netflix Original movie Seven Seconds. Regina played a mourning mom trying to solve her son’s hit and run case, which was caused by the New York Police Department. She had sleepless nights and even stalked the home of the guy involved. She did a stellar job, which landed her ANOTHER Emmy.

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More recently, like weeks ago, Regina got her FIRST Oscar for her supporting role in the James Baldwin novel turned film, If Beale Street Could Talk. She played a mother who’s son was wrongly incarcerated for the rape of a white woman. She remained supportive and calm throughout the process even though it was stressful.

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To say that Ms. Regina King has came a long way would be an understatement. So, we’ll just say SHE DID THAT!!

I’m happy for this beautiful black queen and I’m excited to see what else she brings to the movie screens and tv screens. What is your favorite Regina King movie or show?

Danii Gold out!! ✌🏾 ✌🏾 ✌🏾

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2019 Oscars: They Got It Right!

This was the year the Oscars actually got it right, as far as wins go. I guess the Academy can retire that “Oscars So White” title for now. Black films and people are STILL making history. Just in case you missed it:

Regina King won for Best supporting actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Ruth Carter won for Best Costume Design for “Black Panther”

Hannah Beachler won for Best Production Design for “Black Panther”

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Spike Lee Best won for Adapted Screen Play for “BlackKlansman”

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Mahershala Ali won for Best Supporting Actor in “Green Book”

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I feel that every movie that the above movies nominated, that won, were well-deserved. Spike Lee has been making movies for 30 years and he FINALLY got a Oscar. Regina King started off in movies like “Friday” and “Boyz N Tha Hood” and look where she is now. Mahershala Ali has been on FIRE 🔥 the past couple years from “Moonlight” to “Green Book.”

“Black Panther” alone has gotten Grammy nominations for its album to Golden Globe nominations to SAG award wins to now Oscar wins. Ryan Coogler, ALL the actors, everyone behind the scenes like Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler made that the film what it was and it shows!

I’m glad the Oscars got it right year, especially coming from having all their nominees being white (#OscarsSoWhite) to having black nominees in ALMOST every category. What are your thoughts on the award show?

Comment below!

Danii Gold out ✌🏾✌🏾

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2018 Emmys Fashion

The Emmys came on last night and even though they were slightly boring…the fashion was a must-see.

Tiffany Haddish was my favorite look of the night. Rocking a colorful sleeveless dress, that she said was dedicated to her family. 

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Speaking of color, Regina Hall rocked a lime green strapless dress. Somehow, she made this look so elegant!

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Someone else who rocked a some color, but it was subtle, was Issa Rae. She rocked a powder blue jumpsuit with a cape on it. Yasss Issa Yasss!

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Heidi Klum rocked an elegant satin pink strapless fitted gown. It was soooooo pretty y’all!

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Auntie Jenifer Lewis wore ALL Nike, in support of them (Nike) supporting Colin Kaepernick, who spoke up about police brutality. GO Auntie Jen for making a statement. 

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Y’all probably remember Rocsi Diaz from 106 & Park and Entertainment Tonight. Well she wore sleeveless off white and gold dress with a bow on the front. Cuteee! (I’m not sure what she is doing now)

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 Yvonne Orji is rocking a black gown that see-through at the top and it drapes on the ground. Her hair screams el’naturale! Gon head Yvonne!

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Who was your favorite look?

Danii Gold out!!

 

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My Favorite Emmy Wins 2018

So the Emmy’s came on last and I’m so happy about these wins:

Samira Wiley for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Handmaid’s Tale. You may know her as Poussey in Orange Is The New Black, but she was killed off.

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Katt Williams for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Atlanta. GON HEAD KATT!!

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Dave Chapelle for Outstanding Variety Special for his Netflix Stand-up. 

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John Legend for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) f0r his role as producer (and actor) in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” special. SPECIAL SHOUTOUT to John for being the first BLACK to obtain a Emmy, Grammy Oscar, and Tony award. This was his first Emmy; he’s won TEN Grammys; he won an Oscar for Best Original Song, “Glory”, for the film Selma AND he got a Tony Award for co-producing a play titles Jitney, Gon Head John!!

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Thandie Newton for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Westworld   

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Regina for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series for her work in SevenSeconds on Netflix. I was so happy for her because she was so shocked and really didn’t know what to say. This was the sunshine after the rain but the series was cancelled earlier this year after only airing one season.

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 Tiffany Haddish for Guest Actress in a Comedy for her hosting Saturday Night Live. GO TIFF!! SHE READYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

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Who were your favorite wins from the Emmys?

Danii Gold out!

 

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Finally Some Recognition : Emmys 2015

 

I watched the Emmys last night, it was partially boring but I was proud as a black woman at what recognition, us black women received.

The beautiful talented Regina  King, received her first Emmy in the category of “Limited Series or Movies Supporting Actress” for her role in American Crime. She started out acting in the 1980’s show 227, then branched off into movies such as  A Thin Line Between Love and Hate and Friday. Taraji P. Henson, one of my favorite actresses, presented Regina with the Emmy. Taraji showed Regina so much love, merit and recognition.

Another moment that made history last night was Viola Davis becoming the FIRST black woman to win “LEAD Actress in a Drama Series” for her role in How To Get Away With Murder.” This was Viola’s first Emmy. In her speech she said “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. ” With that quote, I believe she was saying that black women get the second-hand or even third-hand acting jobs, such as slaves, servants, side kicks, etc. We are better than just those characters. To see how far black women have came, it’s an accomplishment.

Also Uzo Aduba, who plays Crazy Eyes in Orange Is The New Black, won her second Emmy for the second year straight for her role in Orange Is The New Black. Last year she won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series and this year she upgraded.

You all know that I love Key & Peele and the show did not win any awards last night BUT at least they were nominated.

Welp that’s all I got for you all, until next time. DANII GOLD is out!

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