Louie Anderson Dedicates Critics' Choice Award to His Mother and 10 Siblings: 'She Never Lost Her Humanity'
Louie Anderson has dedicated yet another award to his mother.
The actor and comedian took home the award for best supporting actor in a comedy series at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, honoring his mom in a heartfelt acceptance speech.
“I’m very grateful for this award. To my mom, who raised 11 children, and my dad was mean to her,” he said. “And no matter how tough it got for Laura Stella Anderson, she never lost her humanity. She had so much of it that it dribbled onto me — I didn’t want it, but I found it, and this part has helped me find it.”
Anderson, 63, was up against Andre Braugher of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Tituss Burgess of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ty Burrell of Modern Family, Tony Hale of Veep and the evening’s host, Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller.
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Baskets premiered in January on FX. In the hit comedy, created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, Anderson plays Christine, the mother of non-identical twins Chip and Dale (both played by Galifianakis).
The role earned Anderson his first Emmy nomination and win this year, and the comedian also dedicated the honor to his mother at the award show in September.
“Mom, we did it!” Anderson said. “I haven’t been a very great man, but I play one hell of a woman.”
The Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by Miller and presented in partnership with Entertainment Weekly, are airing live Sunday night on A&E.