Regina King Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Regina King already had three Emmys—and now she has an Oscar. She took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sharon Rivers, a concerned mother, in the big-screen adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. King—an alum of American Crime, Southland, and Big Bang Theory—beat out Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Marina de Tavira and Rachel Weisz for the statuette.

King said it was “a little surreal” to be accepting the award and gave thanks to Baldwin and director Barry Jenkins. “James Baldwin birthed this baby and barry nurtured her, 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,” she said before turning to her mother in the audience. “Mom, I love you so much.”