After winning the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk on Sunday night, Regina King delivered a moving speech.
She thanked a number of people, including Jenkins, and highlighted how influencers use their platforms to call out social issues.
“The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and we are speaking for everyone,” she said. “And I just want to say that I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years, everything that I produce, I’m making a vow — it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce that is 50% women.”
“And I just challenge anyone out there — anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries — I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same,” she concluded.
The ceremonial music began playing in the middle of the speech, but it was cut off once she continued to deliver her speech.
This marks Regina King’s first Golden Globe.