Oscar News: Entertainment Tonight
“Allison Janney Talks Oscar Nomination and If the ‘I, Tonya’ Bird Will be at the Awards Show (Exclusive)”
Allison Janney was still “tingling” when she spoke to ET’s Nischelle Turner about her Oscar nomination for her supporting role in I, Tonya.
“I just I feel like crying,” she said of being a first-time Academy Award nominee while on set of her sitcom, Mom. “It’s a pretty fantastic thing to have happen in my life.”
Janney said she was celebrating with family and friends even before she heard her named called early Tuesday morning. “It feels better than I ever thought it would or ever allowed myself to imagine it would be,” she continued. “You know, thinking that you can’t ever imagine that it’ll happen for you, so you don’t think about it too much, and now that it has, I feel just unbelievably happy.”
Upon talking to ET, Janney had another celebratory moment when a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck champagne — which is returning as the sole champagne brand poured at this year’s Oscars and Governors Ball — was popped and exploded in what would have made for a perfect movie moment.
“That was the most incredible champagne cork pop I have ever [seen]!” she exclaimed. “Is everyone OK?”