Would you believe us if we told you that Allison Janney has six acting Emmys to her name, but not a single Golden Globe? Crazy, right?
That could all change this year thanks to Janney’s Globe nomination as Best TV Supporting Actress for the CBS hit sitcom “Mom.” Could this be the year she finally wins that elusive Golden Globe?
For those keeping track at home, Janney won four Emmys for “The West Wing” in the early 2000s (two lead, two supporting) and then she had double wins this year for “Masters of Sex” (Drama Guest Actress) and “Mom” (Comedy Supporting Actress), bringing her total to six Emmys.
Janney is now in third place with acting wins, behind Cloris Leachman with eight trophies and Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore at seven each. For such an Emmy legend-in-the-making, it’s shocking that she’s never won an award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Janney’s four previous Golden Globe noms all came for “The West Wing,” however she lost each race to: Vanessa Redgrave (“If These Walls Could Talk 2”) for supporting in 2001, Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under”) for supporting in 2002, Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) for lead in 2003 and Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”) for lead in 2004.
This year, Janney’s Golden Globes co-nominees in the catch-all Best TV Supporting Actress race are Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black“), Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story: Freak Show“), Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey“) and Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective“).
Who will win? Vote in our easy-drag-and-drop menu below Chris Beachum‘s webchat with Janney from earlier this year.