Allison Janney wins best supporting actress for 'I, Tonya'

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Allison Janney at the 2018 Academy Awards

For Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar victor Allison Janney, mom is the word as the actor took home her first golden knight for the portrayal of an abusive, pushy and ambitious mother in I, Tonya.

Backstage, she said: "I'm going right back to work and I'm so happy I've got a job to go after something like this to because it can go to your head".

"Nothing further from the truth", she clarified, in case anyone hadn't picked up on her wonderful use of sarcasm. "Thank you very much".

She then thanked the Academy and her fellow nominees who "represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession".

Robbie was nominated for an Oscar in the best actress category, however, Frances McDormand won for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

She won the trophy for her role as Tonya Harding's mother LaVona Golden in the biopic I, TONYA.

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"I did not see this coming", she added. "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 said, "This is for Hal". With an arts background - her mother Macy performed in theatre; her father Jervis played jazz - Janney veered towards acting. And this is for Hal. You are always in my heart.

She recently starred on Broadway SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Famed for playing CJ Cregg on The West Wing and for movies like Juno and The Girl on the Train, Janney is now the darling of the awards season for her role in biopic I, Tonya.

"I was around the world of recovery a lot, trying to get my brother to want to recover", Janney told CBS News in 2016.

"I just wasn't given the kind of roles on film that would give me attention like this".

"She worked her butt off for this movie and it shows".

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