Regina King Reflects On Derek Chauvin Verdict During Oscars Speech

Regina King, director of Oscar-nominated film One Night in Miami, reflected on the verdict of Derek Chauvin’s trial in the murder of George Floyd, during her opening speech at the 93rd Academy Awards, Sunday. Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter, last week.

“We are mourning the loss of so many, and I have to be honest, if things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis I may have traded in my heels for marching boots,” she said during the event.