Regina Hall is the First Black Woman to Win NYFCC’s Best Actress Award Shawn Grant November 30, 2018 Her Source | Beauty and Fashion Trends Regina Hall has made Hollywood history on Thursday (Nov. 29) as she became the first Black woman to win the Best Actress Award in the 83-year history of the New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards. The honor was given for her performance in the critically acclaimed film, Support The Girls. The NYFCC is viewed by some as a peek into the upcoming award season. In addition to Hall’s win, Regina King took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk, marking the second year in a row that a black woman has won the award. Last year, Tiffany Haddish took home the honor for her breakout Girls Trip role. Congrats to the ladies and keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming awards season.