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Entertainment Regina King references Derek Chauvin conviction in Oscars opener

09:50  26 april  2021
09:50  26 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Regina King on Sunday during the opening of the Oscars made mention of the recent Derek Chauvin verdict. "It has been quite a year and we are still smack dab in the middle of it," King began. "And I have to be honest; if things had come differently this past week in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots." Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday for causing George Floyd's death. The disgraced former Minneapolis police officer could be sent to prison for the rest of his life. She also addressed those who say Hollywood should just stick to entertainment.

Regina King opened the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday night — referencing Derek Chauvin ’s recent trial — saying that she “may have traded in my heels for marching boots” if he were not found guilty of murder on all three counts. “It has been quite a year, and we are still smack dab in the middle of it,” she opened. “We are mourning the loss of so many, and I have to be honest, if things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots.” King noted that she was aware that many must be tired of Hollywood figures preaching to them, and are already

Regina King referenced the murder of George Floyd as she opened the Oscars on Sunday (25.04.21) night.

Regina King posing for a picture © Bang Showbiz Regina King

The 50-year-old actress opened this year’s event in the absence of a traditional host and noted in her monologue that she’d have been out protesting if police officer Derek Chauvin hadn’t been convicted of killing Floyd – who died in May 2020 when the cop knelt on his neck for several minutes, sparking global protests – last week.

The ceremony began with Regina walking through Union Station in Los Angeles onto the stage, where she opened with a joke after taking a small stumble.

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OSCAR host Regina King reacted to Derek Chauvin 's guilty verdict as racism, Black Lives Matter, and police brutality dominated winners' speeches. The actor and director opened the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday with a monologue in which she claimed she would have but on her "marching boots" if He was convicted by a Minneapolis jury on Tuesday on two counts of murder and a manslaughter charge for the death of George Floyd last May. “It has been quite a year and we are still smack dab in the middle of it,” King said. “We are mourning the loss of so many, and I have to be honest, if things had

Regina King makes a spectacular entrance in Oscars 'movie' opener … but trips up on stage: 'It's live TV'. She kicked off her speech with a comment about the Derek Chauvin trial, which concluded this week. 'We are mourning the loss of so many and I have to be honest, if things had gone differently in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots,'. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting the delayed ceremony at the historic Union Station in Los Angeles, California where socially distanced movie stars can go mask-free while on-camera or seated in the main show

She quipped: “Live TV, here we go! Welcome to the 93rd Oscars. Jesus, I made it."

Turning serious, she then said: “It has been quite a year, and we are still smack-dab in the middle of it. We are mourning the loss of so many.


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“I have to be honest, if things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I might have traded my heels for marching boots.

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During her opening speech at the 2021 Oscars , Regina King commented on the outcome of Derek Chauvin ’s trial in Minneapolis. See what she had to say. von Alyssa Ray Apr 26, 2021 00:51Tags. On Sunday, April 25, Regina King kicked off Hollywood's biggest night by addressing the highs and lows of the last year. Not only did Regina call 2020 (into 2021) "quite a year," but she also reminded 2021 Oscar viewers that "we are still smack dab in the middle of it." This was likely in reference to the struggles associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the important work done by the

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“I know many of you want to reach for your remote when you feel Hollywood is preaching to you, but as the mother of a Black son who fears for his safety, no fame or fortune changes that.”

"But tonight, we are here to celebrate. This was a hard year for everyone, but our love of movies got us through."

With the evening much more stripped down than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ‘One Night in Miami’ filmmaker explained how producers had made the event safe for attendees.

She said: “And yes, we are doing it maskless... think of this as a movie set.

"People have been vaxxed, tested, retested. So, just like on a movie set, when we're rolling, masks off. And when we're not rolling, masks on."

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