Allison Janney even thanked the bird.
After winning the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her turn as the hard-as-nails, chain-smoking mother of Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya," Janney began her speech by joking that she "did it all by myself."
After the raucous laughs died down, she said there could be "nothing further from the truth."
Janney then credited her co-stars, the others who worked on the film, her family, and yes, the bird that nearly stole the show from its perch on Janney's shoulder in the movie.
The ear-nibbling parakeet named Little Man "elevated my work," Janney said.
The 58-year-old Janney...