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Jennifer Coolidge thanks 'evil gays' for latest Emmy Award win

Jennifer Coolidge thanked the evil gays as she scooped her latest Emmy Award credit:Bang Showbiz
Jennifer Coolidge thanked the evil gays as she scooped her latest Emmy Award credit:Bang Showbiz

Jennifer Coolidge thanked the "evil gays" for her latest Emmy Award win.

The 62-year-old actress took home the gong for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Tanya McQuoid in the hit HBO series 'White Lotus' for the second time at the annual awards ceremony on Monday (15.01.24) and made sure to thank the two homosexual characters who had ultimately led to her alter-ego's demise.

During her acceptance speech, she said: "Thank you. I have to put this down. I still don't have the strength. I got the hook last year, I talked so much. I'm gonna be so fast. Mike White, thank you for this... thank you for giving me this opportunity to play this character.

"He says I'm definitely dead, so I'm going on with it. I just wanna say, I wanna thank all the evil gays. I just really..."

The 'Watcher' actress shot to fame in the late 1990s as Stifler's Mom in the 'American Pie' franchise and went on to star with Reese Witherspoon in the 'Legally Blonde' films but work dried up in the years that followed and upon landing her signature role as socialite Tanya, she enjoyed an unexpected career resurgence later in life.

Jennifer concluded her speech: "I had a dream in my little town and everyone says it was impractical and far fetched, and it did happen, so don't give up on your dream."

Last year, the 'A Cinderella Story' star was thrilled to discover that she had featured in a gay adult film.

Jennifer appears in a scene from 'Single All The Way' as models Eli and Tyler watch a scene Netflix's gay rom-com at the start of their film for Corbin Fisher Studios.

After being alerted to the appearance by PopCrave, she told the outlet: "I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time that is so f******funny!"

In the clip at the beginning of the X-rated film, Jennifer's character Aunt Sandy is seen on a screen as she notes that gay men are "always obsessed" with her, in an apparent nod to her own real-life status as a gay icon before the actual film starts.

Her character says: "It’s because the gays just know how to do stuff, you know? They’re survivors and, for some reason, they are always obsessed with me. I don’t know why, I like it.” Eli then tells Tyler, “She’s right, gays do know how to do stuff.”