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
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...   (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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