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Leslie Jones' Reaction To Regina King's Emmy Win Was A Beautiful When One Of Us Wins, We All Win Moment
September 18, 2018 · BOTWC Staff
Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times
Do you remember how Taraji P. Henson reacted when fellow actress Regina King won her very first Emmy in 2015 for her role in ABC's "American Crime?" Well, comedian Leslie Jones had a similar reaction when King won her third Emmy on Monday night during the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Like Henson did in 2015, Jones, who presented the award alongside RuPaul, announced King as the Emmy winner and immediately went into full celebration mode over King's win (see below). King, who won two Emmys for her roles in "American Crime," took home her third Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in "Second Seconds."
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In complete astonishment, King accepted the award by thanking God, her peers, her friends, the Television Academy and "Seven Seconds" creator Veena Sud, telling her: "Thank you for creating an opportunity to tell a story and hold a mirror up to what's going on."
Watch King's full acceptance speech below.
Congratulations, Regina! When one of us wins, it's a win for us all.
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