Regina King’s wins are ‘bittersweet’ and ‘sobering’ amid pandemic, BLM


Regina King was among the Emmy winners who used the remote ceremony to highlight the national struggle for social justice. The “Watchmen” star wore a T-shirt featuring Breonna Taylor. (Sept. 20)

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Regina King has been named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year and true to form, she’s using her spotlight to speak on social justice issues. 

Though King has had quite the successful year, from winning an Emmy for “Watchmen” to becoming the first Black woman director to have a film screened at Venice Film Festival, she says celebrating those wins amid the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 is “bittersweet” and “sobering.”

“I’m just allowing myself to be okay with being emotional and being honest about being emotional,” King tells Glamour in a cover feature published Tuesday. “I really think it’s really important to be honest about all the stuff that we’re feeling

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Regina King, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Elmhurst Hospital workers are among Glamour’s Women of the Year

Glamour has chosen its 2020 women of the year, honoring individuals making positive impacts amid the year’s pandemic and the unrest over racism.

Regina King posing for a picture

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This year, Condé Nast-owned magazine honorees include Oscar-winning actress Regina King, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill.

Glamour also honored four essential workers from New York’s Elmhurst Hospital, an epicenter of America’s fight against the coronavirus: Veronica Henry, the regional senior associate director of the hospital’s pathology department; Navdeep Kaur, critical care nurse; Meida Sanchez, who has been cleaning rooms at the hospital on and off for more than a decade; Jasmin Moshirpur, chief medical officer and dean of the hospital.

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is the 2020 lifetime achievement honoree.

“For three decades, Glamour has recognized the most influential and accomplished women on the planet. Our Women of the Year

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