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Regina King accepted her first Emmy Award on Sunday night for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role on American Crime. 

When King’s name was announced by Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, the beauty simply beamed with excitement and mere shock. “I should’ve brought one of those papers that the comedy people had. I was not expecting this,” King joked during her acceptance speech. “So I’m just going to listen to God and give gratitude for all the love that surrounds me.”

The actress, who got her start on the former NBC show 227, went on to thank AC’s creator, John Ridely for his “creativity and just seeing me to be part of your expression. You are my joy.”

This was Regina’s first Emmy nomination and first win.

Congrats to the star.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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