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Regina King Picks Up Second Consecutive Emmy Award For Role On ‘American Crime’

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Congratulations are in order for Regina King, who picked up her second consecutive Emmy Award on Sunday night for her role on ABC’s American Crime.

King appeared to be in total shock when Scandal actress Kerry Washington announced her name as the winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

King, clad in a red gown, was moved with emotion when accepting the golden statuette. “This is fantastic,” she said. “I’m so proud of this show, so proud to be a part of this show, to have the opportunity to tell stories that provoke necessary conversation.”

The actress, who also has added directing to her list of accolades, concluded by thanking ABC and her “wonderful, beautiful mom.”

King, who beat out Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Hotel), Melissa Leo (All The Way), Jean Smart (Fargo), Olivia Colman (The Night Manager), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Hotel) took home the award for the same category last year.

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