July 7, 2015 at 10:24 am #352634
Allison Janney is in perfect position to make Emmy history this year. If she wins two more Emmys for “Mom” and “Masters of Sex,” she ties Cloris Leachman for the all-time record for performance Emmys at eight.
Janney currently has six acting trophies and is tied for third with Art Carney, Tim Conway, Tyne Daly, and Carl Reiner.
One more win puts her in second place with Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore, who have seven acting wins.
Will she accomplish this big feat in September?July 7, 2015 at 10:28 am #352636
I don’t think she’ll win for Masters of Sex this year, maybe if she is in the third season too she can do that, but as long as Mom continues she’ll most probably win Supporting Actress award, I guess she’ll eventually make history but as I said I don’t think it will happen this year.July 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm #352637
She won’t win for Masters because her one episode just isn’t competitive enough. She will most likely win for Mom and be one away from the record. She’s returning for season 3 of Masters so she’ll continue to get nominated for both shows following this year and it seems for season 3 she’s doing more then one episode so hopefully she gets better material on Masters. Allison Janney will clearly pass Leachman only being 55 and showing no signs of stoping.July 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm #352638
She may not get it this year, but I’m sure she wil easily accomplish this within the next few years.July 8, 2015 at 9:49 am #352639
Yeah she definitely isn’t winning again for Masters of Sex as she was only in the first episode and barely had screen time.July 8, 2015 at 9:58 am #352640
A nominee only submits one episode, so that is not an issue.
Her episode is a real standout since she is still arguing with her husband and saves him from suicide.July 8, 2015 at 10:03 am #352641
I think Cloris Leachman has nine performance Emmys. (That one of them was in daytime.)July 8, 2015 at 11:10 am #352642
A nominee only submits one episode, so that is not an issue.
Her episode is a real standout since she is still arguing with her husband and saves him from suicide.
That’s true. However, I’m not sure she will be nominated. There were so many standout guest actresses, even from her show. She’s Allison Janney so that’s a boost to her chances of a nomination, but stranger things have happened. That being said, I don’t think anyone can compete with Cicely Tyson or Lois Smith who both gave knockout performances. Tyson is a legend, Smith is a veteran with a totally devastating character, not sure that Allison can pull this off.July 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm #352643
Adding to Janney’s likely Emmy history is that not only would she have won 8 Emmys but also for dual wins in each category for the same role.
- Supp. Actress Drama – 2000 & 2001 – The West Wing
- Lead Actress Drama – 2002 & 2004 – The West Wing
- Guest Actress Drama – 2014 – Masters of Sex
- Supp. Actress Comedy – 2014 – Mom
- –PENDING — Guest Actress Drama – 2015 – Masters of Sex
- –PENDING — Supp. Actress Comedy – 2015 – Mom
The ones with 6, 7, and 8 Emmys don’t have that bit of history to go with their wins.
And as silly as it may seem to say Allison Janney was snubbed of an award, I will go there and say I’m still bummed that she didn’t get a Guest Actress Comedy nomination for Veep. Not even a nom when she should have won!July 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm #352644
Unless Mom takes a nosedive in quality I feel like she has a chance to win several Emmys for this show and will break the record. The only person who even remotely holds a candle to her acting wise in this category is Anna Chlumsky who seems like she may spoil a Janney win or 2 the next few years.July 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm #352645
Unless Mom takes a nosedive in quality I feel like she has a chance to win several Emmys for this show and will break the record. The only person who even remotely holds a candle to her acting wise in this category is Anna Chlumsky who seems like she may spoil a Janney win or 2 the next few years.
Don’t count out Wendi McLendon-Covey for The Goldbergs. She’s going Supporting this year. Unfortunately, season 1 of her series was completely shut out at the Emmys, so she may be too far off the radar. But if she can just get the nomination, I think she would be huge competition for the current two-horse race that is Janney versus Chlumsky.July 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm #352646
Just watched “Parallax”. Janney would not have a shot under the old system.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."July 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm #352647
I think she can pull it off. I think her episode of Masters is devastating and amazing. But the guest categories don’t like to repeat the same winner from the year before. Even people like Fallon had a year gap so that’s the only thing holding her back. She’ll probably win for Mom so yeah I can see her joining the 2nd place teamJuly 8, 2015 at 11:20 pm #352648
I hope not. I have no problem with Allison Janney at all – I think she’s a fantastic actress and a great performer overall.
But, I hate her role on Mom, not because she isn’t good on it, but because I do dislike these roles that steamroll all over the Emmys year after year and keep winning, The only reason I don’t throw my toys out the cot when Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins every year is because I am an unabashed Seinfeld superfan, and seeing her win isn’t as daunting as it seems, but even I think she doesn’t need to win again. The problem is, while I can see JLD fatigue coming soon enough, I can honestly have a very hard time seeing Janney fatigue. She can most certainly become like John Larroquette (who did deserve his wins) and Doris Roberts and just continously win for four or five years. So essentially yes, she can and will break records – she is likely to win for Mom this year, and you know that she has at least two or three more wins in her, even if they aren’t for Mom, but in the future. This year Comedy Supporting Actress is painfully weak – the OITNB ladies have toddled off to Drama, and the rest of the likely nominees won’t be worthy winners. I would rather have a lobotomy than see Julie Bowen win, Anna Chlumsky has coattailed her way to Emmy nominations on the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy Hour, and Judith Light is great, but her role is too small. The person who I would personally pick to win, Kate McKinnon, has no chance, and my personal winner of Carol Kane or Jane Krakowski are unlikely to be nominated.
We are ignoring the simple fact that there is one person who we should truly be rallying behind here, and that is Jane Lynch, who gave her best performance since Season 1, and while I think Glee became an absolute disaster in the final few seasons, Lynch still managed to stay consistent and actually gave a fantastic performance, and it makes me both happy and sad to see that someone like Lynch wasted six years of her life on a terrible show like Glee, but I am happy that she is finally free – no show has had such a terrible loss of quality like Glee, but Lynch was the one shining star, along with Dot Marie Jones and Naya Rivera. Hopefully Dot manages to increase her profile in the industry and get some great roles, and Naya can become a star herself. I’d nominate all three. The rest of the Glee kids – Lea Michele, Chris Colfer etc., can fade away into obscurity. But Lynch truly does deserve to win this year, and while I am now starting to realize that I have completely gone off the topic here, I don’t know why I won’t stop typing, but I will just say that if the competition SEEMS weak, it is because we are underestimating Lynch, who can easily take down Janney.
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