Emmy-nominated Anthony Anderson reflects on how his success affects his family

The "Black-ish" star was nominated for an Emmy for the third year in a row.

So will the third time be the charm for Anderson? He doesn't really care.

"Growing up as a kid in Compton, with a dream of being where I am right now, since the age of 9, I've already won," Anderson told ABC News.

Mostly, Anderson said, he's happy that his success as an actor has been a boon to his mom, Doris Bowman.

"My mother you know, grew up wanting to be an actress," Anderson explained. "[She] was a single mother, and had me and had to put her dreams of being an actor on hold to raise an actor. And to be where I am right now and to be able to give my mother the opportunities as an actress now in her 60s, is a win across the board for both of us."

So, will Anderson be bringing his mom along Sunday night?

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday night beginning at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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