Regina King accepts Emmy wearing Breonna Taylor shirt, urges viewers to vote

Regina King paid tribute to Breonna Taylor with a shirt bearing her image as she accepted her Emmy Award on Sunday.

The actress picked up an Emmy in the outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie category for her role on HBO's "Watchmen."  

As she delivered her speech, her T-shirt with Taylor's face on it, and the message, "Say her name," could be seen under her pink jacket.


Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot and killed in her home by a trio of plainclothes Louisville, Ky., police officers in March, a killing that has inspired months of protests nationwide.

Uzo Aduba also sported a shirt with the fallen certified EMT's name as she accepted the Emmy for supporting actress in a limited series or movie for "Mrs. America."

"Gotta vote," King, 49, said as she held her award. "I would be remiss not to mention that."


"Have a voting plan ... vote up the ballot, please," King continued.

"It is very important," the performer and director added. "Be a good human," she said, before honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBarrett starts fraught first week as Supreme Court faces fights over election, abortion rights Bitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court Barrett to use Supreme Court chambers previously used by Ruth Bader Ginsburg MORE, who died Friday.

"Rest in power, RBG," King said.