Regina King Thanks Mom
oscar.go.com: In IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, Regina King portrays Sharon Rivers, a steadfast matriarch devoted to her family and determined to support her pregnant daughter, whose fiancé has been wrongfully imprisoned.
After being helped up the stairs by a gallant Chris Evans, King began her acceptance speech with heartfelt thanks to her mother. "Mom, I love you so much," she said through tears. "Thank you for teaching me that God has always been leaning in my direction."
"To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin, is a little surreal. Baldwin birthed this baby, and Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support. So it's appropriate for me to be standing here because I am an example of what happens when support and love is poured into someone."