Allison Janney wins best supporting actress for ‘I, Tonya’

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Allison Janney accepts the best supporting actress Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Boston-born actress Allison Janney brought home the Oscar for best supporting actress for her transformative work in the Tonya Harding pic “I, Tonya.”

Clad in a rose-red dress, Janney took to the stage to accept the honor, the last after a lengthy awards trail that saw her also win a Golden Globe for the widely praised portrayal of Harding’s abusive mother.

“I did it all by myself,” she said, barely suppressing a laugh, before adding there would be “nothing further from the truth.” Janney then raced through an extensive list of thank-yous.


Most poignantly, Janney concluded the speech by dedicating the award to Hal, Janney’s younger brother who died in 2011 after years of struggling with depression and drug addiction. “You are always in my heart,” she said.

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