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Last week, acclaimed actress Regina Hall made history as the first Black woman to win the Best Actress award at the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) for her role in the comedy “Support the Girls, ” which was released back in August.
Regina King also took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” an adaptation of one of James Baldwin’s thought-provoking novels to be released later this month.
The 83-year-old organization seeks to recognize and honor cinematic excellence both in the United States and world cinema. Hall and King both delivered powerful performances in their respective films portraying multiple levels of emotion and depth to navigate intense topics, including criminal injustice, sisterhood amongst diverse women, and simply being a flawed human being trying to figure out life and love.
In film critic circles, awardees of the NYFCC have often also found themselves nominated to receive Academy Awards within the same awards year. Given the buzz that continues to grow around both of these films and both Hall and King’s portrayals of their respective characters, this may not be the only awards that these ladies take home this awards season.
Congratulations ladies! We’ll be rooting for the both of you.