“TRUST LOVE ALL THE WAY“ – Barry Jenkins’ moving masterpiece, BEALE STREET has conquered audiences’ hearts twice in a row this weekend.
BEALE STREET was the big winner at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, taking home three prizes. And the awards didn’t stop there – at the 91st Oscars ceremony the film added yet another trophy to its cabinet.
Regina King’s stellar performance as Tish’s formidable mother, Sharon Rivers, was recognised with the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In a moving address she thanked her own mother for her unfailing love and support. The Oscar tops of the long list of accolades King has received for this role:
Golden Globe Award – Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award – Best Supporting Actress
Critics’ Choice Movie Award – Best Supporting Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actress
Independent Spirit Award – Best Supporting Actress
Many congratulations, Regina!
BEALE STREET is based on the best-selling novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” (1974) by renowned writer James Baldwin. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins has stayed close to the original text with this film. He wanted to stay true to Baldwin’s vision, and creating “that feeling that I had when I read the novel for the first time.”