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As she accepted best supporting comedy honors, Jean Smart praised her Samantha Who? co-star and on-screen daughter, Christina Applegate, who underwent a double mastectomy this summer to treat breast cancer.

Her comments didn't stop on stage. In the press room, Smart talked about how she first spoke to Applegate about her diagnosis.

"I said, 'I'm sorry I'm tearing up,'" Smart explained. "'I think everything is going to be fine. I just hate to think that you're going to go through this.'"

Smart said she has maternal feelings for Applegate, which made her medical news more personal.

"But [Applegate's] a very spiritual person so she's fine," Smart said. - Anna Dimond

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