I have been rocking with Regina King ever since she played Brenda on 227 back in the day. My love for her only intensified when she voiced both Huey and Riley Freeman from my forever favorite series The Boondocks. However, last night she chalked the deuces up to whatever she played in before If Beale Street Could Talk because you can now add Academy Award Winner to her name after snagging the Best Supporting Actress award. And as you already know, King Regina is the master when it comes to acceptance speeches.
Regina, who brought her mother Gloria King as her date, was about to make her way up to accept her award when her dress somehow got nervous because it appeared like it didn’t want to join her onstage. Captain America himself Chris Evans was there to save her from giving the audience a different kind of show. The moment happened quickly but you know the Twitter misses nothing with most people praising Chris:
— Radheyan Simonpillai (@JustSayRad) February 25, 2019
Regina King saying "thank you, baby" to Chris Evans as she goes to retrieve her #Oscar is MY SEXUALITY
— Christina Izzo (@christinalizzo) February 25, 2019
“Can you make me a formal jacket that exactly matches my eyes so that when I help Regina King up the stairs, every woman fills her pants with eggs?” – Chris Evans
— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) February 25, 2019
Yes, Chris Evans behaved as any person should, but this is where we are, okay??
After the wardrobe malfunction was averted it was time for Regina to do what she does best; treat everyone to a round of The Feels with another speech that praised her fellow nominees as well as the late James Baldwin, whose novel the film was based on, director Barry Jenkins, and her mother for always supporting her.
“James Baldwin birthed this baby. And Barry, you nurtured her. Surrounded her with so much love and support. So it’s appropriate for me to be standing here ’cause I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone. Mom, I love you so much. Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning. Always as been leaning in my direction.”
Congrats Regina on your win! However, if you’re going to be wearing dresses with trains and slits all the way up to your neck you may want to make sure that Chris is always around to assist you just in case your heel gets caught in your dress again. The last thing you want to be known as is the lady who keeps coming out of her clothes each time she wins an award because that type of thing is only acceptable at the AVN Awards