68th Emmy Awards: Allison Janney Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series For Mom – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Allison Janney Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series For Mom – Facts You Need To Know
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Could Allison Janney achieve a hat trick with another win for supporting actress in a comedy series in the 68th Emmy Awards? After all, she has won three out of her four nominations in the past two years and already has seven Emmy’s under her belt.


This year’s nomination is also for her role in the CBS sitcom “Mom” which also got her nominated last year. Compared to last year though, which set a record of eight nominations, the competition this year is a little less intense.

According to Haaretz, the series will be entering its fourth season next month owing much of its popularity to its unique premise. Much like Chuck Lorre’s “Two and a Half Men” it focuses on the everyday mishaps of a dysfunctional non-conventional family.

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Allison Janney plays Allison Janney in the series who, along with her daughter Christy, is trying to recover from alcoholism and drug abuse. She, Christy and her granddaughter Violet are also single moms from which the series gets its title.

Allison Janney Sets Her Sights On The 68th Emmy Awards

So who lies between her and the 68th Emmy award? Here are the other nominees for Supporting Actress in a Comedy:

  • Anna Chlumsky for “Veep”
  • Gaby Hoffman for “Transparent”
  • Judith Light for “Transparent”
  • Kate McKinnon for “Saturday Night Live”
  • Niecy Nash for “Getting On”

According to Indiewire Anna Chlumsky has good chance of causing an upset and bagging the highest award television can offer. Having been a three-time runner up this could be the year for the 35-year old.

Not that the rest have no chance of winning but as of the moment, it seems the voters are all aboard the Allison Janney train.

Aside from “Mom” she also received a nomination for her role “Masters of Sex”. Watch the 68th Emmy Awards tomorrow September 18th to see if Janney will add two more awards to her name.

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