Golden Globes 2021: Regina King received Best Director nomination


Regina King makes history as only the second African-American woman to receive a Best Director position at the Golden Globes

  • Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay was the only other African-American woman to receive a Best Director nomination in 2014
  • It is particularly impressive that the critically acclaimed Amazon drama marked the feature directorial debut of the 50-year-old Oscar winner
  • One Night in Miami also scored nods for Best Supporting Actor (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Best Original Songs (Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth) for Speak Now.

Oscar winner Regina King managed to make history after her 78th Golden Globe Award nomination on Wednesday morning.

The 50-year-old triple-threat is the second African-American woman to receive Best Director nomination at the Globe after Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay in 2014.

It is particularly impressive that the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios drama – based on Kemp Powers’ 2013 play – is Regina’s feature directorial debut.

Aired on NBC on February 28!  Oscar winner Regina King managed to make history, yet it was announced on Wednesday morning after the 78th Golden Globe Award nomination (Figure 26 January)

Aired on NBC on February 28! Oscar winner Regina King managed to make history, after the 78th Golden Globe Award nomination was announced on Wednesday morning (Figure 26 January)

Seven years ago: The 50-year-old triple-threat is the second African-American woman to receive the Best Director award at the Globe after filmmaker Ava DuVernay (M) in 2014.

Seven years ago: The 50-year-old triple-threat is the second African-American woman to receive the Best Director award at the Globe after filmmaker Ava DuVernay (M) in 2014.

King competes for the honor against two other women – Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) – as well as Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and David Fincher (Manc).

Hamilton Alum Leslie Odom Jr. – who played the role of Sam Cooke – received the only supporting nod from One Night in Miami as Best Supporting Actor.

Tony Winner The 39-year-old Tony winner faces Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluia, Jared Leto and Bill Murray.

Leslie and songwriter Sam Ashworth are also up for Best Original Song for Speak Now, which they will likely perform on The Beverly Hilton or virtually onstage.

At the helm: It is particularly impressive that the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios drama - based on the Kemp Powers 2013 play - is Regina's feature directorial debut.

At the helm: It is particularly impressive that the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios drama – based on the Kemp Powers 2013 play – is Regina’s feature directorial debut.

Development: King competes for the honor against two other women - Chloe Zhao (Nomaland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) - as well as Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and David Checher (Mank)

Development: King competes for the honor against two other women – Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) – as well as Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and David Checher (Mank)

A change is about to come: Hamilton Alum Leslie Orm Jr. - who played Sam Cook - received Best Supporting Actor Award for Sole Acting Among One Night in Miami

A change is about to come: Hamilton Alum Leslie Orm Jr. – who played Sam Cook – received Best Supporting Actor Award for Sole Acting Among One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami tells a fictional story of bonding by boxer Cassius Clay, civil rights leader Malcolm X, NFL star Jim Brown and singer Sam Cook at a Florida hotel in February 1964.

The 78th Golden Globe Awards are scheduled to air on February 28 on NBC.

And when the Independent Spirit Awards air on April 22 on IFC, the Watchman actress and her One Night in Miami will receive the prestigious Robert Altman Award.

Who will win?  Tony winner 39-year-old Tony Sacha faces heavy competition against Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluya, Jared Leto and Bill Murray

Who will win? Tony winner 39-year-old Tony Sacha faces heavy competition against Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluya, Jared Leto and Bill Murray

Awesome tunes: Leslie and lyricist Sam Ashworth are also up for Best Original Song for Speak Now, which they will likely perform on The Beverly Hilton or Virtually on Stage.

Awesome tunes: Leslie and lyricist Sam Ashworth are also up for Best Original Song for Speak Now, which they will likely perform on The Beverly Hilton or Virtually on Stage.

Black Power: One Night in Miami tells a fictionalized story of singer Sam Cook, boxer Cassius Clay, civil rights leader Malcolm X, and NFL star Jim Brown Bonding at a Florida hotel in February 1964.

Black Power: One Night in Miami tells a fictionalized story of singer Sam Cook, boxer Cassius Clay, civil rights leader Malcolm X, and NFL star Jim Brown Bonding at a Florida hotel in February 1964.

One more for the mantel!  And when the Independent Spirit Awards air on April 22 on IFC, the Watchmen actress and her One Night in Miami will receive the prestigious Albert Altman Award.

One more for the mantel! And when the Independent Spirit Awards air on April 22 on IFC, the Watchmen actress and her one night in Miami will receive the prestigious Albert Ellman Award.

Regina has been hard at work on the sets of the Netflix Western drama The Harder Way Fall, as well as Idris Elba, Zazzi Beitz, Lakith Stanfield and Delroy Lindo.

King will next host the 13th episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 13 with musical guest Nathaniel Reteliff.

The Ohio-born former child star’s three-decade career originally kicked off in 1985 with a breakout role as Brenda Jenkins in NBC’s African-American sitcom, 227.

'We are shooting a Western!'  Regina is working on the Netflix Western drama The Harder Way set with Idris Elba, Zazzi Beitz, Laketh Stanfield and Delario Lindo (pictured on October 28).

‘We are shooting a Western!’ Regina is working on the Netflix Western drama The Harder Way set, alongside Idris Elba, Zazzi Beitz, Laketh Stanfield and Delario Lindo (pictured on October 28).

'Hello 2021': Naresh will host the 13th episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live next February 13, in which musical guest Nathaniel Ratif

‘Hello 2021’: Naresh will host the 13th episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live next February 13, in which musical guest Nathaniel Ratif

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