Anthony Anderson didn't win an Emmy, but he did have two great dates with him
The Black -ish star told reporters at the HBO Emmy Afterparty that bringing his mother, Doris Hancox, as his plus one was an easy choice.
“My mother put her dreams of being an actor on hold to raise an actor in me,” he says. “So I do what I do for her.”
The 46-year-old actor adds, “That’s why I have my mother with me wherever I go for the most part – because she’s living her dream through me.”
Hancox was likely enjoying herself more than some of the the nominees at the awards show, even crossing paths with a well-known comedian.
“My mother has a womance now with Amy Schumer,” Anderson jokes.
Meanwhile, Anderson’s daughter Kyra “fanned out” when she saw Bryan Cranston, as Anderson says she’s a huge Breaking Bad fan.
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But what makes the biggest night in television so special is celebrating other TV actors, Anderson says.
“We’re in a community that we rarely get to see one another because of our busy work schedules,” he shares. “But nights like tonight, we get to celebrate one another and get to go in here and break bread and drink wine and have fun.”