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Allison Janney already had a trophy case with seven Primetime Emmys.
But the Mom and West Wing actress, 58, had forsaken the idea of ever winning an Oscar. Until I,Tonya.
Janney took home a best-supporting-actress trophy Sunday night for her indelible performance as Tonya Harding’s mother-from-hell.
“I kind of didn’t dare to have dreams like this, because I didn’t want to be disappointed,” Janney said backstage, holding her Oscar. “At a certain point I had given up thinking this could happen to me. I just wasn’t being given the right kind of roles in films.”
But all that changed when friend and screenwriter Steven Rogers wrote the part around Janney.
“He wrote this for me to do just that, to show a different side of me and what I can do. I’ll never be able thank him,” said Janney, who mused gift ideas while onstage.
“I think I’m going to give him a Rolex. I gotta give him a good present. That’s a good start,” she said.
Janney has been working the Oscar awards circuit for months, even attending and winning best supporting actress at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. With the Oscar win secured, the actress said she was getting right back to work on the program Mom on Monday morning.
And she’s happy for it.
“I have to be at a table read for Mom at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. I am going right back to work and I am so happy to have a job to go to, because this could go to your head,” Janney said. “To have this whole journey be over, it has been extraordinary. It’s going to be a big crash down. I’m happy to have the people at Mom to keep me going and keep me focused.”
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