Allison Janney Explains What It’s Like To Be Nominated For Emmys In Different Roles

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Allison Janney, the versatile actress who has charmed television viewers on The West Wing and delighted movie goers in films like Juno and Finding Nemo, is unfortunately not nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award.

She’s nominated for two 2014 Emmy Awards!

In addition to being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS series Mom, Janney won Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys.

Comedy, drama, it doesn’t matter because Janney has seemingly mastered both.

“It’s a great moment for me to be recognized for these two roles,” Janney told “I’ve always loved being an actor and being able to do different roles like that.”

Watch below as Janney shares her very first experience transitioning from acting in a comedy to performing in a drama with People’s Choice.

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We know Janney's nominated for two distinct roles, but which one does the star relate to the most?

"I feel more like Margaret Scully than Bonnie Plunkett," Janney said. "Bonnie is definitely not me in real life, at all. But I love playing her. It's fun to get to do the things she does and says and just be obnoxious and competent and unapologetic  which is so not me which is why I think it's so fun to play someone like that where I get to be wild and inappropriate."


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So what's next for the "wild and inappropriate" Bonnie on the CBS sitcom Mom? Janney revealed what she'd like to see in the upcoming season.

"I like the idea that Bonnie's going to come up with creative ways to keep them afloat as a family. I think there can be some choices, bad choices, that she makes that can be fun. That kind of excites me; I hope they go that way."


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The 66th annual Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers air Monday, August 25th on NBC.

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