The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has been gaining popularity and following ever since her stint as Amy Farrah Fowler on hit comedy sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Her character’s blossoming relationship with Jim Parsons’ character in The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper, has become a subject of endearment to most fans and their chemistry worthy of praise.
For her outstanding acting as Amy Farrah Fowler in Big Bang Theory alongside Jim Parsons, she has finally received her first award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, Entertainment Online reports.
When the announcement has been made, Bialik looked enormously stunned. She shares that she didn’t expect to win the award at all, hence the surprised look on her face.
“The reason I look so surprised is I’ve actually never won anything. Thank you to our amazing writers, thank you to our cast, to Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro and Bill Prady. Thank you. I literally didn’t prepare anything, I’ve never won anything. I didn’t think I’d be up here.”
In truth, the Big Bang Theory star has been nominated so many times across different award-giving bodies, but Bialik has never really won until now. She has already been nominated four times since 2012 at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series as Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, and once for People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite TV Gal Pals for The Big Bang Theory in 2014. Mayim Bialik has also received nomination from the Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, again for her portrayal of Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, and five nominations from Screen Actors Guild Awards for The Big Bang Theory. Bialik has also shared a nomination with Jim Parsons for Young Hollywood Awards’ Best On-Screen Couple in 2014 for their The Big Bang Theory love team as Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler.
More than 90 percent of Mayim Bialik nominations throughout her career as an actress stemmed from her sterling performance as Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory. It was only high time she received the award from the Critics’ Choice Awards after three nominations.
During her acceptance speech, Bialik actually dedicated her first ever win to her late father, who passed in April, 2015.
“My dad died 9 1/2 months ago and he was my harshest critic, and he never lived to see me win anything. So Abba (roughly translated as “father” in Hebrew), this is for you. Thank you.”
The whole The Big Bang Theory community cheered as Bialik finally received the recognition. Her on-screen partner, Jim Parsons, went to Instagram to publicize his endearing congratulations to Bialik. He posted the photo of the text he sent Bialik after the announcement below with the caption: “A text I wrote to Mayim when she won her Critics Choice award. I realize some of you kids think nothing is ‘real’ if it isn’t posted on social media, but some of us old people still manage to communicate somewhat privately. Thanks for the lecture, though!”
Apart from her heartbreaking dedication, Bialik has revealed a secret to Us Weekly at the Critics’ Choice Awards’ red carpet. Asked about her celebrity crush, Bialik reveals that she grew up crushing on Johnny Depp.
“Johnny Depp, Johnny Depp totally.”
Bialik shares that she hopes The Big Bang Theory achieve what sitcom Friends achieved before in terms of longevity and audience loyalty. However, The Big Bang Theory fans are at the edge of their seats since rumors are circulating that the much-loved and well-recognized sitcom might be seeing its last season on air.
[Image via Jim Parson/Instagram]