Regina King took home her first Emmy Award on Sunday night for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role on American Crime Story. But how about this, we found out that Regina was tipped off that she might win before her name was even announced!
Is she psychic? Not quite. It just turns out she knows her girl, Taraji P. Henson very well.
Henson was the presenter for Regina’s category, which was a nice surprise for King. The American Crime Story actress told Our boss and Entertainment Tonight Host Kevin Frazier that she really didn’t expect to win but when she saw Taraji’s reaction, the Empire star’s epic gasp after opening the envelope, Regina said her heart started to beat really fast. “I knew I won because that was the only reason Taraji would have reacted like that and I could not believe it”, and it showed when she walked up on the stage.
“I should’ve brought one of those papers that the comedy people had. I was not expecting this,” King joked during her acceptance speech. “So I’m just going to listen to God and give gratitude for all the love that surrounds me.”
Congratulations to Regina, this award and the recognition were a long time coming.