It was a great night on Saturday, January 30 for black actors in Hollywood as the 2016 edition of Screen Actors Guild Awards presented an opportunity for them to be celebrated.
Like Idris Elba and others shunned by the Oscars, veteran actress, Queen Latifah also walked away with an award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
The ‘Bessie’ star defeated Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco), Christina Ricci (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles), Susan Sarandon (The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe) and Kristen Wiig (The Spoils Before Dying) to win the award.
‘Wow. Thank you, my partner at Flame Unit. Thank you, HBO for giving us a shot to make this happen after 22 years. Thank you, Dick and Lily for finding something in me 22 years ago and giving me a shot to play this part of Bessie Smith. I am in shock right now. I shouldn’t be. But I am. I’m really just very grateful,’ Latifah said in her acceptance speech.
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