Oscar nominee Regina King's family cheers her on from Cincy

Posted at 11:41 PM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 14:47:53-05

The Oscars hit television screens Sunday night, and many families tuned in to see who would collect awards this year.

But one woman in Cincinnati was certain about who would win the best supporting actress award -- and she was right.

When actress Regina King won the Oscar for her performance in "If Beale Street Could Talk," her aunt Juanita Cain was cheering her on from Cincinnati.

"This will be her first Oscar if she wins and I know she's going to win," said Cain in a pre-show interview. "I've already talked to the big man upstairs.

"I know she's going to win," Cain added. "And if she don't, she's already won, right here, for this person. And I'm waiting for her to get her a star."

On Saturday, King also claimed the best supporting female title at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Her mother made the trek to Los Angeles to be there for the ceremony and also accompanied King to the Oscars.

When King won an Emmy in 2015 for her part in the "American Crime" TV series, she reportedly sent the award back to her family in Cincinnati.