Stunned Regina King Wins Emmy for Lead Actress in a Limited Series

Regina King, Emmy
Regina King holds her Emmy while sporting an architectural rhinestone designed manicure by Taylor Leavitt from Frenchies Modern Nail Care.

Regina King was in  state of disbelief during her acceptance speech Monday at the 2018 Emmy Awards. The actress won lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role in Netflix’s Seven Seconds, a drama about the death of a 15-year-old African-American and an attempted police cover-up.

King rose from her seat in utter shock and tried her best to find the words for the celebratory moment.

“Really?” she asked, “Say word? Oh, my God.”

The three-time Emmy winner said she did not have a prepared acceptance speech. “I didn’t have nothing to say because I wasn’t really expecting this, but I am so grateful,” King said.

She gave thanks to the Television Academy, her friends 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.”

King added, “This is amazing. I want to curse right now.”

The actress won Emmy Awards for best supporting actress for her role in the ABC series American Crimes, in 2015 and 2016.

Netflix canceled the drama after only one season, but after the Emmy win, several fans called for the show to be renewed for a second season.

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Watch King’s acceptance speech below.


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