"I did it all by myself", Janney joked as clutched the golden statue for Best Supporting Actress. However, she quickly showed her earnest side, sharing, "There's nothing further from the truth". "Thank you very much".
Asked if her day-to-day life might change now that she's an Oscar victor, Janney said she had to go right back to work at 10 a.m. Monday for a table read for her CBS sitcom "Mom".
The 58-year-old actress cleaned up during awards season, netting a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Award for her performance in Margot Robbie-led Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya.
"She's here. I already asked her". Thank you to my I, Tonya family. "The cast and crew and bird that elevated my work", Allison mused, pointing out the surprising stand-out star of the movie, LaVana's parrot.
"She's got a head for business, the soul of an artist and she's an extraordinary woman", she said.
The actor has earlier described her part as a "distinct, unique mother of a character", a role for which she has repeatedly thanked her Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre classmate and friend Steven Rogers, the screenwriter of the sports drama. And this is for Hal. My heart broke a little for her watching these interviews because you can see underneath the denial of the hurt that's there.
Somebody get us the tissues, stat!
It was the first Oscar nomination for the veteran actress for her as chain-smoking role as LaVona Golden in the film.
"She worked her butt off for this movie and it shows".
"And I think at a certain point I had given up thinking of this happening for me because I wasn't getting the kinds of roles in film that would give me attention like this", she said.