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MN comic/actor Louie Anderson won an Emmy last night

Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets.

Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets. 'Baskets'

“Mom! We did it!" said Anderdson from the podium. "I haven’t always been a very good man, but I play one hell of a woman.”

There's good reason Anderson thanked his mom; she is the inspiration for behind Anderson's portrayal of Christine Baskets, a mother of grown twins in Baskets. He took home the coveted award for Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy at the 68th annual Emmy's last night.

His competition was tough. Anderson was up against Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Tony Hale (Veep), and Matt Walsh (Veep).

Baskets stars Zach Galifianakis as Chip Baskets, a man who takes a gig as a local rodeo after striking out in Paris working in the clown arts. Galifianakis also plays his twin bother, Dale. Louis C.K., Galifianakis, and Jonathan Krisel co-created the program, which debuted on FX in January this year.

This is Anderson's third Emmy. Kids from the '90s may remember his autobiographical Saturday-moringing cartoon, Life with Louie, which one two Daytime Emmys for Oustanding Performer in an Animated Series during its run.

Watch his acceptance speech, plus some backstage moments, below.