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Critics Choice Awards 2016 Winner: Mayim Bialik!

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On Sunday night, Mayim Bialik accepted her first award ever for her role in “The Big Bang Theory” at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards. We’re so farklempt right now, it’s almost hard to write a grammatically correct sentence.

Mayim, who plays scientist and Sheldon’s love interest, Amy Farrah Fowler, on the hit CBS show, was happily surprised by her win for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, as she noted in her heartfelt speech:

“I literally didn’t expect to be up here. The reason I look so surprised is because I’ve never won anything before.”

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Of course, we’re not surprised she won–and we’re not surprised she gave a truly touching acceptance speech. If there’s anything we love about Mayim, it’s the fact that she’s honest, upfront, and not afraid to be vulnerable in the public eye. She went on to explain why winning this award is so important to her (and no, it’s not because of the fame):

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“My dad died nine months ago, and he was my harshest critic, and he never lived to see me win anything. So Abba–this is for you.”

Mazel tov to our favorite Jewish actress, mom, and scientist!

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