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The Revelation: How Regina King proved she could do it all with One Night in Miami…

Right after winning the Academy Award for her acting, King directed her debut feature film to three Oscar nominations. Is there anything this woman can’t do? “I try not to question the universe,” Regina King, 50, tells EW during her L.A. photo shoot in early March. Her feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami…, imagining the real-life […]


Regina King to Produce and Star as Shirley Chisholm in Biopic Directed by John Ridley

February 17, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Oscar-, Golden Globe- and four-time Emmy-winner Regina King is set to star in and produce “Shirley,” the feature film biopic about Shirley Chisholm, America’s first Black congresswoman. The film, produced by Participant, will be written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley, with production expected to begin later this year. The story tracks Chisholm’s 1972 presidential campaign, a groundbreaking […]


Regina King Is Ready to Seize Her Moment: “You Give Us a Little Window, We’re Going to Kick It All the Way Open”

In a frank discussion with fellow filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood, the ‘One Night in Miami’ director — who has been thrust into the awards conversation a year after claiming her best supporting actress Oscar — opens up about ambition, success and how best to use her megaphone. There was no pre-Zoom huddle about wardrobe, yet fellow […]


2021 Golden Globes Nominations: Best Director

February 3, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Regina King snags a nomination for the 2021 Golden Globes as Best Director – Motion Picture for “One Night in Miami” Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) David Fincher, “Mank” (Netflix) Regina King, “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios) Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) The 78th Golden […]


Regina King to Host SNL

January 22, 2021   No Comment   News & Articles

Saturday Night Live just announced its first three hosts and musical guests of 2021. The show will return to NBC on January 30 featuring first-time host John Krasinski, who will be joined by first-time musical guest Machine Gun Kelly. Krasinski was previously scheduled to host the show in March 2020, but his episode was ultimately canceled when SNL suspended production due […]


The Rise of Regina King

For three decades, Academy Award–winning actor Regina King has captivated audiences on screen. Now, with her feature directorial debut, ‘One Night in Miami,’ she takes on a defining new role. One day this past spring, Regina King began carving out a roughly 5-by-20-foot plot of soil behind her home in Los Angeles to plant some […]


Regina King Says Speaking Up About Social Justice Is ‘Important’: ‘We Still Have to Fight’

As an actress, Regina King has had an exceedingly busy couple of years. After an Oscar win for If Beale Street Could Talk in 2019, King won an Emmy for The Watchmen in September, and her film directorial debut, One Night in Miami — the first by a Black female director to be selected by the Venice Film Festival — premieres Dec. 25. “I feel like this is the […]