Regina Hall Becomes The First Black Woman To Win Best Actress At The New York Film Critics Circle In 83 Years | Def Pen
Regina Hall
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It’s not everyday that someone makes history, but that’s exactly what Regina Hall did earlier this week. In an Instagram post, Regina Hall let fans know that she had been named “Best Actress” at the 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. By winning this award, Hall makes history as the first black woman to win the award in its eighty-three year history. Hall won the award for her lead role in the summer film, Support Our Girls. Shortly after receiving the news, Hall took to social media to let her fans know that she was “so honored to be the first Black woman to receive the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.”

At the awards ceremony, Hall was introduced by actor, Andrew Rannells. Rannells and Hall are co-stars in the upcoming Showtime series, Black Monday. Black Monday will also feature lead actor, Don Cheadle. The new series will chronicle the events of the 1987 stock market crash with a fictional resolution to the unresolved matter. The first episode can be streamed right now on YouTube and On-Demand. If you prefer to wait, you can check out the series premiere on Showtime at 10 p.m. on January 20th.

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