Emmys poll: Which ‘Mom’ episode could win for Anna Faris?

Anna Faris may rank only sixth on our chart of Comedy Actress Emmy contenders but she well could pull off an upset over frontrunner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“).

Just how could this rookie, who plays single mother Christy Plunkett in the CBS hit, take down the reigning two-time champ? With the right episode submission. 

She has two knock-out episodes from which to choose. Let’s help her make the right choice. Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post as to which of these could win her an Emmy. Or do you think there is another one that is even better. If so, let us know in the comments section below. 

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“Fireballs and Bullet Hole” (Episode 15)
Synopsis: Christy is on a mission to create a relationship with her estranged father (Kevin Pollak), much to the dismay of her mother Bonnie (Allison Janney).

Standout scene: Christy reveals to her father that she is in fact his daughter. Here, Faris displays her acting chops as she show you Christy’s pain of just wanting to connect with this father she had never known. Then, minutes later, she lets loose with a explosive reaction that will you rolling with laughter. 

Analysis: Faris is able to let loose in this episode, displaying a full range of emotions. And it showcases her strong comedic skills which have made her such a big screen success.

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“Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession” (Episode 22)
Synopsis: Christy’s daughter Violet (Sadie Calvano) goes into labor with a baby they have agreed will go up for adoption. At the same time, Christy’s father is in the same hospital recovering from a heart attack. Throw in a ‘change of heart’ by Violet, with the adoptive parents in the waiting room, followed by a last minute ‘change of heart’ back to the original plan, and finally a heartbreaking goodbye.

Standout scene: The final one, when Christy delivers an impassioned speech at an AA meeting in which she tells everyone that despite it being a really tough year, she has remained sober. 

Analysis: This season finale showcases the whole ensemble but Faris is still the stand-out. She displays an impressive range, once more, running all over the hospital with several laugh-out-loud and emotional scenes.

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Tell us which one of these you think would be a winner. Vote in the poll below and then cast your ballot for Best Comedy Actress using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

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