“As proud as we are of him, yes for his work, but even more just for who he is as a person,” she said.
“He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,” Taylor Simone Ledward said through tears.
The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
The Spike Lee Vietnam War drama did not receive a single nomination.
King was among three women nominated in the best director category.
“He was so present, not just as an actor, but he was present as a human being.”
Other honorees include Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and Disney Pixar’s ‘Soul.’
The actor was selected for his performance in Netflix’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’
The film is based on August Wilson’s 1982 play about the “Mother of Blues.”
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ premieres on December 18.