Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. Mayim Bialik is entering the “The Big Bang Theory” episode titled “The Prom Equivalency.” Allison Janney selects the “Mom” episode called “Dropped Soap and a Big Guy on a Throne.”
Bialik now has her fourth straight nomination for playing neurobiologist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on the long-running CBS comedy. Her selection is the eighth episode of the eighth season in which “Amy and Bernadette organize a prom to be held atop the guys’ apartment complex, but Sheldon is leery of all the prom pomp, circumstance and romancing that goes with it.”
Janney prevailed in this same category last year with her sixth career Emmy win. She is also nominated as Best Drama Guest Actress, another category she won last time, for “Masters of Sex.” One more victory will place her in a tie for second place with Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for primetime performance wins. If she wins both categories this year, that will vault her into a tie for first place with Cloris Leachman.
On her CBS comedy, she plays Bonnie Plunkett, a recovering alcohol and drug addict. Her episode is the 18th of the second season in which “Christy and Bonnie face temptation when Bonnie is prescribed pain medication for a back injury.”
Below, watch our recent contender video interview with Bialik.
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Supporting Actress? These two ladies compete in a very large field of eight contenders. It includes two-time winner Julie Bowen (“Modern Family“), previous nominees Anna Chlumsky (“Veep“), Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“), and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live“), and first-timers Gaby Hoffmann (“Transparent“) and Niecy Nash (“Getting On“).
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