Allison Janney has a strong chance of doing something that rarely happens — winning two acting Emmy Awards in the same year. We will ask Janney about her nominations for “Mom” and “Masters of Sex” when she joins us for a live chat this Monday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m. PT; 9:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Janney is already an Emmy favorite, having earned four trophies out of six nominations for her role as C.J. Cregg on the NBC awards darling “The West Wing.” She prevailed as Best Drama Supporting Actress in 2000 and 2001. She then changed over to Best Drama Actress and won in that category in 2002 and 2004.
Her co-star Stockard Channing was the last woman to pick up two acting Emmys in the same cycle. She won for her supporting work on “The West Wing” and for the telefilm “The Matthew Shepard Story” on the same evening in 2002.
On the CBS comedy series “Mom,” Janney plays Bonnie, a recovering addict trying to reconnect with her adult daughter Christy (Anna Faris). Her episode submission to Emmy judges is “Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast,” in which she is dealing with menopause and defending her pregnant granddaughter. In the Best Comedy Supporting Actress category, her competition is Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory“), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family“), Anna Chlumsky (“Veep“), Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live“), and Kate Mulgrew (“Orange is the New Black“).
She also had a recurring role on the new Showtime series “Masters of Sex” this past season. She played Margaret Scully, the sexually repressed wife of a university provost (Beau Bridges). Her episode selection as Best Drama Guest Actress is “Brave New World.” Her category competitors are Kate Burton (“Scandal“), Jane Fonda (“The Newsroom“), Kate Mara (“House of Cards“), Margo Martindale (“The Americans“), and Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones“).
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