Emmys 2015: Allison Janney Wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: 'I Feel Like I Won the Lottery'
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards aired live on Sept. 20 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
Allison Janney is taking home an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series thanks to her role on Mom.
“There were eight of us in this category, so I feel like I won the lottery because you all were amazing, and I feel like you should be up here as well,” she said during her acceptance speech.
Janney, whose win marks her seventh career Emmy, was nominated along with seven other comedic talents, including Niecy Nash of Getting On, Julie Bowen of Modern Family, Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory, Jane Krakowski of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kate McKinnon of Saturday Night Live, Gaby Hoffman of Transparent and Anna Chlumsky of Veep.
Janney was sure to thank Chuck Lorre for “creating such a deeply flawed character and immediately thinking of me to play her.” (Janney’s character, Bonnie Plunkett, is a recovering alcoholic.)
“It is a privilege to work on a show that reminds us that there is hope,” she said.
After the ceremony, Janney told PEOPLE she planned to “go home and jump in my pool! The red carpet was so hot. I don’t think I’ll go to other parties after the Governors Ball. I’ve already taken off my shoes and I don’t think they are going back on.”
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Fox aired the 2015 Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, live on Sept. 20. • With reporting by MIA McNIECE