Golden Globes: Allison Janney Wins Best Supporting Actress for 'I, Tonya'

"What everyone in this movie did was tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised," Janney said in her acceptance speech.

Allison Janney took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture on Sunday night for I, Tonya.

The actress beat out Mary J. Blige in Mudbound, Hong Chau in Downsizing, Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird and Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water.

"None of us would be here if it weren't for great scripts," Janney said when accepting her award. "And I certainly wouldn't be here without Steven's [Rogers] script."

Janney thanked co-star Margot Robbie, whom she called a "quadruple threat," and the real-life Tonya Harding in her acceptance speech, who she noted was in the audience.

Janney also shouted out the story's portrayal of Harding's blue-collar background. "What everyone in this movie did was tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised," she said.

Backstage, Janney told journalists that in order to play Harding's abusive mother, LaVona Golden, she "found a way to like her. In order to do so, Janney said she "had to be a detective" and reconstruct Golden's life. "I had to believe that she came from an abusive family, herself. I think she loved her [daughter] the only way she knew how," Janney said.

Seth Meyers hosted the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 7.

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