Ellen Burstyn is bringing an Emmy Award home to Rockland.
The Nyack resident won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie on Sunday for her role in “Political Animals.”
“I want to thank everybody who voted for me,” the veteran actress said in her acceptance speech. “I’m just glad I was on screen long enough this time for you to vote for me.”
Burstyn thanked her granddaughter, the ‘Political Animals’ cast and crew and the show’s writer/producer Greg Berlanti, a Rye native.
“I want to thank the writer Greg Berlanti, who had the wisdom to write a woman over 65 who still had a lot of juice!” Burstyn said.
“Political Animals” lost the Emmy for Best Movie or Miniseries to HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra,” starring Bedford resident Michael Douglas.
Douglas won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie award for his role as Liberace.(Click here for more on his win.)