Katherine Heigl and her mother, Nancy

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In September 2007, Katherine's years of preparation finally paid off. She took home the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series...much to her surprise!

Even Katherine's mother and manager, Nancy, didn't see this win coming. In her acceptance speech, Katherine said, "My own mother told me I didn't have a shot in hell of winning tonight, so I really don't have anything prepared, but she's a really big supporter. She does love me."

With so many wonderful actresses nominated in her category, Nancy says she wanted Katherine to be prepared for disappointment. "Obviously, I was wrong," she says.

Though she has a golden statuette as proof, Katherine says she still can't believe she won. "It was sort of the most unbelievable night of my life," she says. "It felt so surreal, and I didn't feel quite in my own body. I kept wishing that I could have those 10 seconds back when they called my name to just feel that moment again."