Regina King Makes '50% Women' Pledge

And challenges Golden Globes audience to do the same
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2019 9:46 PM CST
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This image released by NBC shows Regina King accepting the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk" during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

(Newser) – Sunday night's Golden Globes opened with a dig at Hollywood sexism, and when Regina King won her award for best supporting actress in a motion picture, she issued a challenge. "Time’s Up, times two," King said, per Deadline. "In the next two years, everything that I produce, I am making a vow, and it’s going to be tough, to make sure that everything that I produce, that it’s 50% women, and I just challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power … I challenge you to challenge yourselves and … do the same." The pledge brought women in the room to their feet clapping and was also getting enthusiastic responses on Twitter. "YES!!" says Essence. (An iconic woman also got a first-ever award this year.)

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