At this Sunday's 90th Academy Awards, actress Allison Janney walked away with the golden statue for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Tonya Harding's mother LaVona in I, Tonya. This was the first win and nomination for the veteran actress who already has multiple Emmys, a Golden Globe and a whole host of other awards to her name. But Hollywood's most prestigious award is extra special for the actress, and thus deserves a special place in her home. So instead of taking a place atop the mantle or in the trophy case, Oscar will be spending the night in bed with Allison Janney for the foreseeable future, as the actress explained:
This one is in my bed with me. I want to look at him for a while when I wake up, and be happy for myself and be proud of what happened.
No shame in that. For an actress like Allison Janney, who has been in the industry as long as she has, to finally reach the top of her profession and have that recognized has to be incredibly meaningful. The Oscar trophy is a symbol of that excellence, so who can blame her for wanting to keep it close. Allison Janney's statement to ET just seems so honest and real because who doesn't want to be proud, feel good about themselves and have their peers be proud of them as well. I'm sure the actress is riding a major high and the whole experience probably feels like a dream. Making sure that she wakes up next to the Oscar statue every morning is just a reminder that this is no dream or fantasy, but reality, and she truly won.
You just have to feel good for Allison Janney. While everyone reacts differently, it's just more fun when you see someone win for whom it clearly means a great deal. It's also nice to see veteran actors win for the first time. Some actors never win Hollywood's most coveted award and others seem like they are doomed to second place forever before finally getting over the mountain. It's probably a good idea that Allison Janney keep her statue close, too, with comically foolish Oscar thieves around this year. Her Oscar win capped off a major awards season for the actress, whose performance in Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya won her a Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG award. Although ratings were down, this year's Academy Awards still had plenty to love for film fans. In addition to reminding us why we love movies, there were magical moments and some hilarious fallout from Hollywood's biggest night.
Allison Janney is currently starring in CBS' Mom, now in its fifth season. For all the latest movie news, stay tuned to CinemaBlend and for all of the actresses, actors and films that will be competing for Oscars next year, check out our 2018 release guide.