Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. Allison Janney is entering the “Mom” episode titled “Terrorists and Gingerbread.” And Niecy Nash has selected the “Getting On” episode called “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You.”
Janney is on the verge of making Emmy history. She already has seven acting wins, tying her for second place on the all-time leaderboard with Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore. An eighth primetime victory would equal the achievement of all-time champ Cloris Leachman for acting wins. She has prevailed in this category two straight years playing Bonnie Plunkett, a joyful yet cynical recovering alcoholic and mother of an adult daughter. According to the official CBS listing for her episode submission: “Bonnie’s mother Shirley (Ellen Burstyn) suddenly wants to be a part of her and Christy’s lives.”
Nash contends in this category for a second year running for playing Didi Ortley, a return-to-work nurse who is more empathetic and less likely to follow the rules than the other nurses. According to the HBO listing for her episode: “Dawn meets with her kidney doctor to have a dialysis port put into her arm. Didi argues with her sister-in-law Yvette on the phone about moving their mother-in-law, Viv, out of her nursing home.”
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. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click here for our recent video chat with Nash.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Supporting Actress? These two compete against returning nominees Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), Gaby Hoffmann (“Transparent”), and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), plus past guest nominee Judith Light (“Transparent”).
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