Actress Regina Hall has been recognized as the first black woman to receive a New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) award for Best Actress. Hall took home the award for her role in ‘Support The Girls,’ a film which centers on Hall’s character, Lisa Conroy.
Conroy is a general manager at a sports bar called Double Whammies. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her female employees fiercely, but over the course of one challenging day, her optimism is tested by sketchy employees, bad customers, and an even worse boss.
The NYFCC awards gala took place at New York’s Tao Downtown restaurant on Monday night. Regina took to Instagram to celebrate the historic win.
“So honored to be the first Black woman to receive the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress,” she wrote.
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So honored to be the first Black woman to receive the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. And thank you @andrewrannells for such an incredible introduction. Love you to the moon and back! Styled by @waymanandmicah Dress @cushnie Make-up @itsmatin Hair @hairshornell ❤️ #83years #supportthegirls
Regina Hall started her acting career in 1997, taking on small roles in television before landing her first film in 1999 as Candace “Candy” Sparks in the Malcolm D. Lee written and directed film ‘The Best Man’ as well as the 2013 sequel, ‘The Best Man Holiday’. She went on to star in other films such as ‘Scary Movie’, ‘Love & Basketball’, ‘Malibu’s Most Wanted’, ‘Think Like A Man’, ‘Girl’s Trip’, and so much more.
Congratulations to Regina!