A huge congrats goes out to Regina King, who won her VERY FIRST Academy Award tonight (Sun, Feb. 23) during the 91st annual ceremony!

The 48-year-old actress took home the first trophy of the night—the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

This is not only King’s first Oscar, but also her first nomination.

She teared up while thanking her mother in her speech. “Mom, I love you so much,” she said, fighting back tears. “Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning and always has been leaning in my direction…. God is good all the time.”

Congrats again to Regina King!!

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