Regina King took home the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in HBO’s Watchmen during Sunday’s virtual Emmys ceremony.
During her acceptance speech, Regina paid tribute to late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who died on Friday from complications of metastatic cancer at the age of 87.
“Gotta vote — I would be remiss not to mention that being a part of a show as prescient as Watchmen. Have a voting plan, go to ballotpedia.com, vote up the ballot, please,” she said. “Go to ballotpedia.com and find out who you’re voting for in your municipal elections. It is very important.”
“Be a good human,” she added. “Rest in power, RBG.”
King also gave a shoutout to her “sisters” and fellow nominees.
“This is so freaking weird,” she said of the at-home proceedings. “It’s an honor to be in the category with you. I truly love being a thespian. Thank you, Television Academy, for choosing me to represent the thespian community.”
This is the fourth Emmy win for King. The star previously picked up Emmys for her work in ABC’s American Crime and Netflix’s Seven Seconds.
Regina said it — we HAVE to vote. There really is no other option right now.