Allison Janney wins Golden Globe for locally filmed “I, Tonya”

Critically acclaimed film "I, Tonya," which was filmed in Georgia, is officially a Globe Globe-winning movie.

Allison Janney, who plays the abusive mother of title character Tonya Harding, won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, at Sunday night's ceremony.

The movie, starring Margot RobbieSebastian Stan and Janney, follows the life of Harding, the controversial figure skater, and the 1994 attack on her rival and teammate Nancy Kerrigan.

Ice skating scenes were filmed at the Macon Coliseum last year, when the venue was transformed into a 1990s-era arena.

In her acceptance speech, Janney said the film is about "class in America" and embracing differences. She also gave a shout-out to "Little Man in Smyrna, Georgia," a reference to the bird that Janney shared the screen with during several scenes in "I, Tonya."

“It’s an extraordinary movie,” Janney said. “I’m so proud of it.”

“I, Tonya” is also up for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes. It faces steep competition from "The Disaster Artist,” "Get Out,” "The Greatest Showman" and "Lady Bird.”

Robbie, who stars as Harding, is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, against Judi Dench ("Victoria & Abdul"), Saoirse Ronan ("Lady Bird"), Emma Stone ("Battle of the Sexes") and Helen Mirren ("The Leisure Seeker").

Janney beat out Mary J. Blige ("Mudbound"), Hong Chau ("Downsizing"), Laurie Metcalf ("Lady Bird") and Octavia Spencer ("The Shape of Water"), for the win.

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