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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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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