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Oscars 2018: Allison Janney wins Best Supporting Actress for 'I, Tonya'

Oscars 2018: Allison Janney wins Best Supporting Actress for 'I, Tonya'

She resumes her seat, smoothing her blonde locks.

Janney previously opened up about her younger brother's struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, which inspired her to take the role of recovering addict Bonnie on the sitcom Mom.

Just before 9:30PM, the odds-on favorite won the Best Supporting Actress award. And this weekend she will compete for the first Oscar of her career.

During the first half hour of the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, betting favorite Sam Rockwell on the Supporting Actor Oscar.

"I did it all by myself", Janney joked at the opening of her acceptance speech. So it's a new thing for me. Janney's dry, snappy performance in I, Tonya was heavily praised by critics.

Janney plays Harding's vile mother, LaVona Fay Golden. She sees herself as a woman who tried her hardest to give her daughter a better life than she had.

"She's going to do a lot more".

After issuing her gratitude to several people, she dedicated the statue to her late brother, Henry "Hal" Janney.

What made tackling the role a little easier, was that Janney identified with part of Tonya and LaVona's story.

Janney was born in Boston and raised in Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton. Did she have her own dreams? "I thought this is exactly the kind of humor that is ideal for this movie". Allison Janney went a different route.

Janney concluded, "To my mother and father, Jay, my family, my family of friends... Good going girl, I'm proud of you". "They've been so supportive of me". With the Oscar win secured, the actress said she was getting right back to work on the program Mom on Monday morning. As the steely White House press secretary (and later Chief of Staff ) in Sorkin's drama, Janney spent seven seasons on the show.

Henry "Hal" Janney took his own life on February 14, 2011, after a battle with addiction and depression.


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