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Emmys 2016: Regina King wins best supporting actress in limited series for American Crime

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Regina King + American Crime = Emmy magic. King won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Terri Lacroix in American Crime at the 68th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, her second win for American Crime.

“I am so proud of this show, to have the opportunity to promote stories that promote conversation, necessary conversation,” said King in her acceptance speech.

King won in 2015 for her role as Aliyah Shadeed in the anthology series. This season, she gave a captivating performance as the mother of Kevin, a player on the high school basketball team accused of assault.


King beat out performances by Melissa Leo as the strong and supportive Lady Bird Johnson in All The Way; Sarah Paulson as the creepy duo Hypodermic Sally and Billie Dean Howard in American Horror Story: Hotel; Kathy Bates as the formidable hotel manager Iris in American Horror Story: Hotel; Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt, the tough head of a crime family in Fargo; and Olivia Colman as no-nonsense intelligence operative Angela Burr in The Night Manager.