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Emmy winners Regina King and Uzo Abuda brings awareness back to Breonna Taylor

“Watchmen”actress and Emmy winner Regina King, in a screengrab from E!’s pre-Emmys show, wore a pink Schiaparelli suit and a Breonna Taylor T-shirt with the words “Say Her Name.”  (ABC/TNS)

Let’s not forget to say her same…

Last night, Royal Woman actress Regina King picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for her lead role in HBO’s “Watchmen.”

She used the moment to bring awareness to the killing of Breonna Taylor.  The actress wore a t-shirt depicting the 26-year-old who was killed by Louisville Metro Police Department on March 13. King reminded virtual Emmy viewers that the officers responsible, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, have still not been held accountable for her death.

“She (Breonna Taylor) represents decades, just hundreds of years of violence against Black bodies, Breonna Taylor does and the show (“Watchmen”),” she told Associated Press Entertainment during a virtual backstage Emmys interview Sunday night.

“Wearing Breonna’s likeness, representing her and her family, the stories that we were exploring, that we were presenting, that we were holding a mirror up to and watching, it felt appropriate to represent with Breonna Taylor.”

 

Uzo Aduba won her limited series supporting actress Emmy for her portrayal of Shirley Chisholm in FX’s “Mrs. America.” Essential workers, including a USPS delivery person, a rancher, two doctors, a teacher, a truck driver and a nurse practitioner, served as presenters at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. (ABC/TNS)

Uzo Aduba also honored Breonna last night, by wearing a shirt with her name on it. Abuba won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for playing Shirley Chisholm on “Mrs. America”