Allison Janney Is First Actor to Win Double Emmys in 12 Years (Video)

The actress wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Mom,” after her Creative Arts Emmy for “Masters of Sex”

Last Updated: August 26, 2014 @ 8:08 AM

Allison Janney took home the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her role in “Mom.” It was her second victory of the year and sixth overall.

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Janney became the first actor or actress to win two Emmys in the same year since her “West Wing” co-star Stockard Channing accomplished the same feat in 2002 (for “The West Wing” and “The Matthew Shepard Story,” both on NBC.)

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On Aug. 16, Janney won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series at the Creative Arts Emmys for playing a sexually frustrated wife in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” She starred alongside Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.

Janney plays a recovering addict and Anna Faris‘ mother on Chuck Lorre’s CBS series “Mom,” which returns for a second season on Sept. 29.

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Her previous four Emmys came from playing White House Press Secretary C.J. Craig alongside Channing in NBC’s popular political drama “The West Wing.”


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