Emmys: Regina King Wins Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie
King said she was thankful "to have the opportunity to tell stories that provoke necessary conversation."
Regina King won the Emmy for best supporting actress in a limited series or a television movie on Sunday night for her performance in ABC anthology American Crime.
The actress beat out Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Hotel, Olivia Colman in The Night Manager, Melissa Leo in All the Way, Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story: Hotel and Jean Smart in Fargo.
"I'm so proud to be a part of this show, to have the opportunity to tell stories that provoke necessary conversation," King said at the podium.
Backstage, the actress who won in the same category last year for the first season of the John Ridley anthology said it felt great. "Don't let anyone tell you otherwise — to be a winner, especially when you're in a category that has actresses that you truly respect their work. I felt like I was in good company. I'm happy to be able to stand with this [the Emmy] in my hand for the team. I'm happy there was no one from People v. O.J. in my category."
Interjected People v. O.J. winner Sarah Paulson, who was waiting in the holding area for her time in front of reporters: "I love you Regina," Paulson shouted from the holding area before her time in front of the press. "It's a long way from Leap of Faith!"
As it turns out, King and Paulson co-starred on NBC's short-lived 2002 comedy Leap of Faith. Added King: "We did it together! It all worked out OK, the show didn't get picked up but look what happened!"
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, airing live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.