This is such a sweet story!
Kathy Bates was a surprised as anyone when she beat Julia Roberts to win the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A TV Miniseries Or Movie, but it was very well deserved!
What surprises us, however, is that the American Horror Story actress was thisclose to dedicating her win to the late Robin Williams!
Were they secret friends or something??
Well, Kathy revealed an anecdote about her encounter with Robin afterwards, explaining why she wanted to do it.
'When I won my first major award for Misery — a Golden Globe — they didn't have cell phones and I was waiting at a pay phone to call my mother afterward and I didn't have a quarter. I turned around and asked, and Robin said, 'Here's a quarter to call your mother.'
[When I lost the Oscar] He came to me and said, 'I really wished I could have had your name in the envelope; are you OK? I know how hard it is to lose.' He was so kind to me.
I never forgot that kindness. I almost wanted to say, 'Look, I own this time and this is for you,' but I was just so … nervous'
Awww! That would have been such a heartwarming thing to do!
But we're glad she decided to share the story of Robin's kindness anyway!
Congrats to Kathy on her win!
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