In “I, Tonya,” Allison Janney plays a tough-as-nails woman whose love for her daughter (Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding) can’t be tied up in a tidy bow. In fact, many might say the character is outright nasty and unsupportive to the point of abuse.
It’s a different type of abuse than the primary focus of the Time’s Up movement, but Janney, who took home the supporting actress Golden Globe for her performance, finds it all related.
“[Tonya] was not embraced for her individuality,” Janney said in the press room, her award in hand. “That’s a shame that she wasn’t appreciated… that she struggled to fit in.”
Twenty-nine nominations and one reboot later, “Will & Grace” and its cast still haven’t been graced by a Golden Globe Award.
In December the series, which started up again in 2017 after its original 1998-2005 run, was Globes-nominated for a seventh time as best television series — musical or comedy, while Eric McCormack notched his sixth nod for performance by an actor in a television series — comedy or musical.
“[H]olding our breath, crossing our fingers, wearing our lucky underwear,” the show’s official Twitter account peeped an hour into the awards show.
A recent image of Ewan McGregor had “Star Wars” fans speculating that the actor is gearing up to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an upcoming film in the franchise. But McGregor downplayed the talk Sunday night after his Golden Globes win.
“It’s just that — there’s a lot of talk,” McGregor told reporters backstage. “I’d be happy to play him again. I don’t know about it any more than you do.”
The actor said he saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” over the holidays and “thought it was really, really beautiful. I loved it.”
Tommy Wiseau isn’t the only subject of a Golden Globes-feted biopic who scored an invitation to the ceremony itself.
Two-time Olympian Tonya Harding attended the Sunday ceremony, even donning a black sequined dress and walking the red carpet.
Harding’s presence was emphasized by Allison Janney during her acceptance speech for supporting actress in a motion picture. Janney won her first ever Golden Globe for her performance as LaVona Golden, Harding’s mother, in “I, Tonya,” a look at the skater’s life and career.