Watchmen star Regina King is no doubt super accomplished in the film world, with well over two decades in the entertainment industry a proud recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African-American performer, recording a number of firsts and named by Time magazine one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019, the 49 year old deservedly lands on the top list of film stars across the globe.
Glamour magazine recently listed its Women of the Year for 2020 and no surprise, the Emmy winning actress makes the cut.
“You (yes, you!) are Glamour’s Women of the Year.❤️ For three decades #GlamourWOTY has honoured the most influential women on the planet. Now, in 2020, that list includes every single one of you. Because through the years, the fear and the sourdough that just wouldn’t rise, it’s been all of you who held us together” the mag wrote.
The award winner was named alongside other power forces including: Sherrilyn Ifill, Civil Rights superhero NAACP Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel, American politician and legal Titan Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, among others.
Each Glamour magazine’s 2020 Women of the Year is honored with her own digital cover with each story penned by fellow luminaries like bestselling author Tayari Jones (Bottoms), Melissa Harris-Perry (Ifill), and Soraya Nadia McDonald.
According to Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Samantha Barry:
For three decades, Glamour has recognized the most influential and accomplished women on the planet. Our Women of the Year awards celebrate trailblazers and power brokers and Nobel Peace Prize winners. The 2020 class of honorees is no exception: frontline hospital workers, a civil rights lawyer, a headstrong politician, a labor rights icon, and a superstar actress bringing untold stories to the screen. But among all that star power, it was also important to us this year to shine a light on our remarkable audience. To live through this moment is to demonstrate Herculean resolve, resilience, and power. We all deserve an award for getting through it, tears, breakdowns, and all. And so this year belongs to each and every one of you—our women of the year.