Regina King, 47, won the Golden Globes award for best-supporting in a motion picture for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. The actress took the opportunity to use “her platform” to advocate for the Time’s Up x2 movement and challenged herself to make her projects fully gender equal in the future.
Regina King challenges herself and those alike to produce content that is 50 percent women. Preach. 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/PzjXA103WD
— Access (@accessonline) January 7, 2019
In her gracious speech and effectively defeated the cutoff music with a challenge to Hollywood producers and directors: more women involved, now.
“In the next two years, and it’s going to be hard, I’m making a vow that everything I produce…[will be] 50% women,” King said. “And I challenge everyone out there who is in a position of power, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
King also received a nomination for best actress, for her amazing performance as Latrice Butler in Netflix’s “Seven Seconds.” She won an Emmy for the same role.
Regina King might be the first person to ever defeat the wrap it up music.
— Jason Jermaine (@jasonjermaine) January 7, 2019
— Y’all Won (@SylviaObell) January 7, 2019
Congrats @ReginaKing. You earned this.
I want you to know that @TheNorthStar will match your pledge to hire at least 50% women from Day 1.
We’re currently at 75%.
From the top down w/ Dr. @KeishaBlain as our Editor in Chief.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 7, 2019
— SheaMoisture (@SheaMoisture) January 7, 2019
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