Golden Globes 2023: Jennifer Coolidge wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in The White Lotus

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Jennifer Coolidge brought Mike White, the creator of her hit series The White Lotus, to tears after winning her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Tanya McQuoid.

The 61-year-old actress won Best Supporting Actress - Television Limited Series/Motion Picture, beating out Claire Danes (Fleishman Is in Trouble), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Under the Banner of Heaven), Niecy Nash (Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) and her White Lotus co-star Aubrey Plaza.

The beloved actress brought the house down with her eccentric speech, which also brought The White Lotus creator Mike White to tears.

"Thank you, thank you so much, wow and thank you Hollywood Foreign Press. It really means a lot. Thank you. Wow. I can put this down, right" she said, while putting her award down on the stage floor, joking, "I don't work out, you know what I mean I can't hold it that long."

She went on to thank her agents, but then went on to say something she couldn't when she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie at the Emmy's in September.

"I didn't get to say what I really wanted to say at the Emmys, which is I didn't get to say Mike white, you know, I just -- truly, I just want you all to know that I had such big dreams and expectations as a younger person but what happened is they get sort of fizzled by life and whatever I thought I was going to be queen of Monaco even though someone else did it. But I had these giant ideas," she said, as they cut to White wiping back tears.