Allison Janney Wins Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe, Reveals 'Tonya Harding Is Here Tonight!'
By John Boone
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Allison Janney got her gold. The actress won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her scene-stealing turn as Tonya Harding's mother, LaVona Golden, in I, Tonya and, during Janney's acceptance speech, revealed the real Tonya Harding was in attendance.
"Tonya Harding is here tonight," Janney said, as the camera found the infamous Olympian in the crowd. "I would just like to thank Tonya for sharing her story…What this movie did is tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised, tell the story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality, tell a story about truth and the perception of truth in the media and truths we all tell ourselves."
"It's an extraordinary movie and I'm so proud of it," she said.
(When ET previously spoke to Janney about meeting Harding for the first time, she said, "She was so lovely and so overwhelmed and so appreciative of the movie and was very complimentary to me in a way that made me want to hug her. Because, gosh, it was such a brutal, harsh portrayal of someone's mother, and she thought it was spot on.")
Janney went on to thank Margot Robbie for both her work as a co-star and producer. "She's a quadruple threat." She ended by giving a shout out to another co-star: "Of course, I owe this all to a bird named Little Man in Smyrna, Georgia."