Jennifer Coolidge won her first Golden Globe 2023 at Best Supporting Actress for The White Lotus

Jennifer Coolidge won Best Supporting Actress for “The White Lotus” at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards. 

Jennifer Coolidge, who portrayed the role her role as a needy heiress in the second season of “The White Lotus,” won her first Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a limited, anthology series or motion picture made for television at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Jennifer Coolidge, reprising her role as Tanya McQuoid, beat out fellow candidates Claire Danes (“Fleishman Is in Trouble”), Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Under the Banner of Heaven”), Niecy Nash-Betts (“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”), and Aubrey Plaza (“White Lotus”).

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After winning her first Emmy last year for her role in the HBO dramedy’s initial season, which was set at a five-star hotel in Hawaii, Jennifer Coolidge has now been recognized with the award for best supporting actress in a limited series. She has spent nearly three decades in films and television, with credits that include “American Pie,” “Best in Show,” and “Legally Blonde,” but it is for “The White Lotus” that she has garnered the most critical acclaim.

Immediately afterward, Coolidge thanked the writers and directors who had given her opportunities to act throughout the years, including Ryan Murphy, Michael Patrick King, and Reese Witherspoon. She did, however, save most of her time to laud Mike White, offering a passionate speech accented occasionally by foul language that brought the “White Lotus” showrunner to tears.

Jennifer Coolidge accepts the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for “The White Lotus” onstage at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. — (Photo by Rich Polk/NBC via Getty Images)

In her speech, she shared, “I just want you all to know that I had such big dreams and expectations as a younger person, but what happened was they get sort of fizzle by life or whatever and I thought I was gonna be queen of Monaco, even though someone else did it, but I had these giant ideas and then you get older and it’s just not happening.”

The second season of the HBO original “The White Lotus,” one of five shows (including “Dahmer,” “The Crown,” “Pam & Tommy,” and “Only Murders in the Building”) to receive four Golden Globe nominations, won twice at Golden Globes 2023.

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In addition to “2 Broke Girls,” Jennifer Coolidge has starred in the movies “Legally Blonde,” “Best in Show,” “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” “Like a Boss,” and the Oscar-nominated “Promising Young Woman.” In “The Emoji Movie,” she also gave Mary Meh’s voice. Jennifer Lopez will play the future mother-in-law in the romantic comedy “Shotgun Wedding,” which will be available to watch on Amazon Prime starting on January 27.

Jennifer Coolidge may also be seen on Netflix in the horror-comedy “We Have a Ghost,” which is set to release later this year, and the Ryan Murphy series “The Watcher.” In “Legally Blonde 3,” she will also return to the character of Paulette, Reese Witherspoon’s best friend.

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