Regina Hall Is the First Black Woman to Win Best Actress at the Nyfcc Awards

It was a good day for Reginas, as two won big big at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” while Regina Hall’s performance in “Support the Girls” netted her Best Actress laurels. The latter award proved historic: Hall is the first black woman to be so honored in the Nyfcc’s 83-year history.

Other black performers to be awarded by the oldest critics group in the country include Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”), Denzel Washington (“Malcolm X”), Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”), Samuel L. Jackson (“Jungle Fever”), Morgan Freeman (“Street Smart”), Mo’Nique (“Precious”), and Tiffany Haddish, who was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Girls Trip” last year. With King’s win, the Nyfcc has now given that award to black women two years in a row for the first time.

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