Allison Janney Lands in Emmy Record Book With 7th Acting Win

Actress ties Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for trophies, while Cloris Leachman holds record with eight wins

Last Updated: September 20, 2015 @ 6:01 PM

Allison Janney is further etched into the Emmy history books, thanks to her Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series win for “Mom” on Sunday night.

The win ties Janney with actors Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for a total of seven acting prizes from the TV Academy. The only performer with more, a total of eight, is Cloris Leachman.

“There were eight of us in this category, and I feel like I won the lottery,” Janney said of fellow nominees like Jane Krakowski and Kate McKinnon.

Janney has taken hardware home for her fan favorite role as White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on Aaron Sorkin‘s “The West Wing,” as well as Chuck Lorre‘s “Mom.” She also counts a Best Guest Appearance victory for Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”

Janney stars as Bonnie Plunkett, a recovering drug addict and alcoholic whose daughter is faced wit the same problems (Anna Farris). Janney discussed the privilege and responsibility of depicting addiction on television.

“There is hope,” she said. “There is lots and lots of hope.”

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