Despite her credits ranging from stage to film and television, Alfre Woodard‘s illustrious 30+-year career has seen her most celebrated for roles on the small screen.
Quietly reigning as Black Queen of the EMMYs, the legendary actress has taken home more golden statuettes from the ceremony than any of her Black counterparts (four to be exact).
Now, thanks to the 2020 edition of the awards show, she’s sharing that throne as Academy and EMMY Award darling Regina King has tied her longstanding record.
“Regina King is making history tonight at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The actress just won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in Watchmen, marking her fourth Emmy win overall. But King’s win tonight is especially significant, because it matches the record for most Emmy wins by a Black actor ever, tying Alfre Woodard’s record.
Not only did King tie this historic record, but the actress also did something that’s never been done in the history of the Emmys. With her fourth Emmy win, King became the first actress to win the award for both lead and supporting actress in multiple TV Movie/Limited Series.”
Woodard last took home EMMY gold for her guest work on ‘The Practice’ in 2003.