OH native Allison Janney wins first Oscar for 'I, Tonya'

Allison Janney accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for

After the raucous laughs died down, she said there could be "nothing further from the truth". "Good going girl, I'm proud of you".

"I love the kinds of women's roles that I get to play. You're always in my heart", she said of her brother who killed himself on February 14, 2011.

Though she has appeared in some major box office hits, Janney is best known for her portrayal of White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in the popular NBC drama The West Wing, winning four Emmys and two SAG awards for the role.

It's been quite a road for Janney: During her college days at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, she was directed by one of its noted alumni on stage: Paul Newman, who along with wife Joanne Woodward encouraged Janney to continue on with her pursuit of acting.

As Janney returned to her seat in the Dolby Theater on Sunday, she was spotted planting a kiss on her golden hardware - her first Oscar in her more than three-decade career in entertainment.

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In Three Billboards , McDormand played Mildred Hayes, a hardened woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder in the crime drama.

Here's what the Twitterverse had to say about Janney's first Oscar nomination and win.

She won her seventh Emmy in 2015 - again for Mom - to tie with Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for second most by a performer, behind Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on eight. "I'm happy to have the people at Mom to keep me going and keep me focused". "Every night when I would go on [stage, ] I'd look at my co-star, John Hickey, and go, 'There's no moisture in my mouth.' This is what happens when I get nervous". She didn't want to go until she was nominated. "You're always in my heart", she said. "I thought this is exactly the kind of humor that is flawless for this movie".

Asked what her inner-critic, which she has previously said she uses to guide her, would say to her now, Janney said: "Bravo".

"I think I'm going to give him a Rolex".

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