Regina King accepted her first Emmy Award on Sunday night for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role on American Crime.
When King’s name was announced by Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, the beauty simply beamed with excitement and mere shock. “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.”
The actress, who got her start on the former NBC show 227, went on to thank AC’s creator, John Ridely for his “creativity and just seeing me to be part of your expression. You are my joy.”
This was Regina’s first Emmy nomination and first win.
Congrats to the star.