Regina King Wins Emmy Award for American Crime

The actress beats Angela Basset, Mo'Nique and others.

A shocked Regina King took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Limited Series or Movie for her role in American Crime. The Hollywood veteran played a Muslim woman fighting to get her brother out of jail in the drama mini-series, created by 12 Years a Slave writer and Oscar winner John Ridley.
After thanking her agents, producers and other key players, King shifted her attention to her date for the night, her son. "The fact that I get to share this night with you, the best date in the house...being a mother is my greatest accomplishment," she said.

King beat out Angela Bassett, Bessie star Mo'Nique, Zoe Kazan, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson for the honor. Watch the actress talk about making her directorial debut with BET's Let the Church Say Amen, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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