Constance Zimmer’s win for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night left the TV star in tears. Zimmer, who won for her role playing "Everlasting" producer Quinn King in Lifetime’s “UnREAL,” did her best to wave away her tears after accepting her award.
“I’m going to do my best to keep my,” the actress said before a portion of her speech was cut out, presumably due to her language. “This is crazy,” she continued, thanking her manager of 17 years. “I did not get up here alone," she said. "Thank you for making me make the wrong decision and the right decisions.”
Watch Zimmer's acceptance speech:
Zimmer praised the “UnREAL” cast and crew by mentioning her co-star Shiri Appleby and showrunners Marty Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. "What you have created is something every girl dreams of doing onscreen and getting credit for,” she said.
The actress concluded her speech by giving a special shout out to her 8-year-old daughter, Colette, who was watching at home. “I won," she said. "You were right!”
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Zimmer, 45, was up against five other actresses for the win. The other nominees included: Ann Dowd for “The Leftovers,” Regina King for “The Leftovers,” Helen McCrory for “Penny Dreadful,” Hayden Panettiere for “Nashville” and Maura Tirney for “The Affair.”
“UnReal” will return for Season 2 this summer on Lifetime. The sequel season will reportedly star Zimmer’s “Agents of SHIELD” co-star, B.J. Britt.