Allison Janney

Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. A prolific character actress, Janney has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Janney won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984, following her graduation from Kenyon College. After years of minor and uncredited film and television appearances, Janney's breakthrough came with the role of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama The West Wing (1999–2006), for which she received four Primetime Emmy Awards. The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters on American television. In 2014, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on the Showtime period drama Masters of Sex. Since 2013, she has starred as a cynical recovering addict in the CBS sitcom Mom. Her performance on the show has gained her five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Janney made her professional stage debut with the Off-Broadway production Ladies and followed with numerous bit parts in various similar productions, before making her Broadway debut in the 1996 revival of Present Laughter. She won Drama Desk Awards and received Tony Award nominations for her performances in the 1997 Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge, and the 2009 original Broadway production of the musical 9 to 5.

Her film roles include Private Parts (1997), Primary Colors (1998), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), American Beauty (1999), The Hours (2002), Hairspray (2007), Juno (2007), The Help (2011), The Way, Way Back (2013), Tammy (2014), Spy (2015), Tallulah (2016), and The Girl on the Train (2016). In 2017, her performance as LaVona Golden in the biographical film I, Tonya garnered widespread acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Janney in 2008
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November 19, 1959 (age 59)
EducationKenyon College (BA)
Years active1984–present
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
AwardsFull list

Early life and education

Allison Brooks Janney was born on November 19, 1959, in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is the daughter of Macy Brooks (née Putnam), a former actress and homemaker, and Jervis Spencer "Jerv" Janney, Jr., a real estate developer and jazz musician.[2][3] She is one of three siblings.

Janney attended the Miami Valley School in Dayton, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2005,[4] and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, where she was named Alumna of the Year in 2016.[4] She then attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. At Kenyon, she studied with Paul Newman, an alumnus of Kenyon. He directed her in a play as the inaugural event of the school's newly dedicated Bolton Theater. Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, encouraged Janney to continue acting. She then went on to train at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and did summer programs at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.[5] She attended The Neighborhood Playhouse the same years as actor Dylan McDermott. She completed two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse along with Steven Rogers.[4]



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Janney at the Deauville American Film Festival in 2011

Janney's first role on television was in the short-lived black-and-white faux-1940s comedy Morton & Hayes; she appeared in two episodes of the 1991 CBS series as Eddie Hayes' wife. She then moved on to soap operas; she first played Vi Kaminski for a short time on As the World Turns, following up with a two-year role as Ginger, one of the Spaulding maids, on Guiding Light. In the spring of 1994, she appeared in the season-four finale of Law & Order, entitled "Old Friends", as a reluctant witness against a member of the Russian mob. She was also a cast member on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

In 1999, she was cast in the role of presidential press secretary C. J. Cregg on the political drama The West Wing, for which she eventually won four Primetime Emmy Awards. Two of them were for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2001, and the other two were for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2002 and 2004.[4] She received two more nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2003 and 2006.[4] Janney also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2002,[4] while the cast of The West Wing won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series the same two years, as well.[4] Additional nominations for Janney's work in The West Wing include four Golden Globe Award nominations (2001–2004) and the AFI Award for Actor of the Year – Female – TV Series (2001). In 2001, she won the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

Janney appeared in the short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in a guest appearance as herself in the episode "The Disaster Show". In 2010, she appeared as Allison Pearson in In Plain Sight. In May 2010, she appeared in the antepenultimate episode of the ABC television series Lost as the adoptive mother of the show's two mythological opponents, Jacob and The Man in Black. She starred in the ABC network comedy Mr. Sunshine. The series, which was created by Matthew Perry, was a mid-season replacement for the 2010–11 television season.[6][7] For her role in the sitcom Mom, opposite Anna Faris, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring role in the period drama Masters of Sex. On the Disney Channel animated show Phineas and Ferb, Janney voiced Charlene.


Janney has appeared in numerous films, including the 1990s films American Beauty, The Object of My Affection, Big Night, The Impostors, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Ice Storm, Primary Colors, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Private Parts, and the early 2000s films Nurse Betty, The Hours, The Chumscrubber, How to Deal, Winter Solstice, and a considerable voice role in the animated movie Finding Nemo, voicing Peach, the starfish.

In 2006, she had roles in the feature films Margaret and Over the Hedge. That same year, Janney was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the film Our Very Own. In 2007, she appeared in Juno, playing the part of Bren MacGuff, the title character's stepmother, for which she won the Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress. In the same year, Janney appeared in the Golden Globe Award-nominated film Hairspray as Prudy Pingleton, Penny's (Amanda Bynes) strict and religious mother. She appeared in such films as The Help (2011), Struck by Lightning (2012), and Liberal Arts (2012). Janney appeared in the 2015 films Spy and The DUFF. She then co-starred in the fantasy film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,[8] and portrayed a homicide detective in the mystery thriller The Girl on the Train.[9]

In 2017, Janney starred in the biographical black comedy I, Tonya, portraying LaVona Golden, volatile mother of the titular Tonya Harding.[10] Her performance received wide critical acclaim, with various critics and publications citing her performance as the film's highlight and one of the best of her career. Janney received various accolades for her performance including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Following the success of I, Tonya, Janney was cast in Troupe Zero, The Addams Family, Bad Education, as well as in the ensemble Fair and Balanced.[11][12][13][14] Additionally, Janney will film lead roles in Breaking News in Yuba County, as well as in Lou, in early 2019.[15][16]


Janney has remained active in theater. Her first Broadway role was in the 1996 revival of Present Laughter, opposite Frank Langella. In 1998, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.[17] In 2007, she participated in a workshop for a new musical of the film 9 to 5.[18] In late 2008, Janney joined Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, and Marc Kudisch in 9 to 5. Based on the film of the same name, Janney starred as Violet Newstead, the super-efficient office manager, played by Lily Tomlin in the original film. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical[19] and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for the role.[20] In 2017, Janney returned to Broadway to play the leading role of Ouisa Kittredge in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation.[21]

Other interests

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Janney in October 2014

In 2004, she began lending her voice to television and radio spots created by Kaiser Permanente in the health maintenance organization's broad "Thrive" media campaign, and in a radio campaign for the American Institute of Architects.[22] In September 2010, it was announced that Janney would be the voice of the Aly San San spokesdroid in the Disney attraction Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.[23] The attraction later opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. In October 2016, Janney became the first woman to receive the Alumni Award of The Hotchkiss School[24] and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the television industry, located at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard.[25][26]

Personal life

In interviews related to her role on Mom, Janney discussed her brother, Hal, who fought addiction and committed suicide.[27] On March 4, 2018, Janney dedicated her Academy Award win to him during her acceptance speech.[28]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny
1994 Dead Funny Jennifer
1994 The Cowboy Way NYPD computer operator
1994 Wolf Party Guest
1994 Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop
1995 Heading Home Mary Polanski
1996 Flux Heather
1996 Rescuing Desire Betsy
1996 Walking and Talking Gum Puller
1996 Big Night Ann
1996 Faithful Saleswoman
1996 The Associate Sandy
1997 Anita Liberty Gynecologist Short film
1997 Private Parts Dee Dee
1997 The Ice Storm Dot Halford
1997 Julian Po Lilah Leech
1998 Primary Colors Miss Walsh
1998 The Object of My Affection Constance Miller
1998 The Impostors Maxine
1998 Six Days, Seven Nights Marjorie, Robin's boss
1998 Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta
1999 American Beauty Barbara Fitts
1999 The Debtors
2000 Leaving Drew Paula Short film
2000 Auto Motives Gretchen Short film
2000 Nurse Betty Lyla Branch
2000 Rooftop Kisses Melissa Short film
2002 The Hours Sally Lester
2003 Finding Nemo Peach (voice)
2003 How to Deal Lydia Martin
2003 Chicken Party Barbara Strasser Short film
2004 Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker
2004 Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin
2005 Strangers with Candy Alice
2005 The Chumscrubber Allie Stifle
2005 Our Very Own Joan Whitfield
2006 Over the Hedge Gladys Sharp (voice)
2007 Hairspray Prudy Pingleton
2007 Juno Brenda "Bren" MacGuff
2008 Pretty Ugly People Suzanna
2008 Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 leader's wife
2009 Away We Go Lily
2009 Life During Wartime Trish Maplewood
2011 Margaret Wounded woman / Monica Patterson
2011 A Thousand Words Samantha Davis
2011 The Help Charlotte Phelan
2012 The Oranges Cathy Ostroff
2012 Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips
2012 Liberal Arts Prof. Judith Fairfield
2013 The Way, Way Back Betty Thompson
2013 Days and Nights Elizabeth
2013 Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan
2013 Trust Me Meg
2013 Brightest Star The Astronomer
2014 Tammy Deb
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mrs. Grunion (voice)
2014 The Rewrite Prof. Mary Weldon
2014 Get on Up Kathy
2015 The DUFF Dottie Piper
2015 Spy Elaine Crocker
2015 Minions Madge Nelson (voice)
2016 Tallulah Margaret "Margo" Mooney
2016 Finding Dory Peach (voice) Cameo
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Nancy Golan / Mr. Barron
2016 The Girl on the Train Detective Riley
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols
2017 Sun Dogs Rose Chipley
2017 I, Tonya LaVona Golden
2019 Troop Zero Miss Massey Post-production
2019 Ma Unknown Post-production
2019 The Addams Family Margaux Needler (voice) Post-production
2019 Bad Education Post-production
2019 Fair and Balanced Susan Estrich Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Morton & Hayes Beatrice Caldicott-Hayes 2 episodes
1992 Law & Order Nora Episode: "Star Struck"
1993 Blind Spot Doreen Television film
1993–1995 Guiding Light Ginger Unknown episodes
1994 Law & Order Ann Madsen Episode: "Old Friends"
1995 The Wright Verdicts Alice Klein Episode: "Sins of the Father"
1995 New York Undercover Vivian Episode: "Digital Underground"
1996 Aliens in the Family Principal Sherman Episode: "A Very Brody Tweeznax"
1996 Cosby Podiatric Nurse Episode: "Happily Ever Hilton"
1997 ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac Television film
1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Assistant District Attorney Television film
1998 David and Lisa Alix Television film
1999 LateLine Helen Marschant Episode: "The Minister of Television"
1999–2006 The West Wing C. J. Cregg 145 episodes
2000 A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack Television film
2000–2003 Scruff Holly (voice)
2001–2002 Frasier Phyllis (voice) / Susanna 2 episodes
2003 King of the Hill Laura Episode: "Full Metal Dust Jacket"
2005 Weeds Ms. Greenstein Episode: "Lude Awakening"
2007 Two and a Half Men Beverly Episode: "My Damn Stalker"
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself Episode: "The Disaster Show"
2008–2013 Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice) 9 episodes
2010–2015 Family Guy Mistress Vita / Crystal Quagmire / Teen People Editor (voice) 3 episodes
2010 Lost "Mother" Episode: "Across the Sea"
2010 In Plain Sight Allison Pearson 2 episodes
2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Marcia Episode: "GlennHog Day"
2011 Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 13 episodes
2012 The Big C Rita Strauss Episode: "Life Rights"
2012 Robot Chicken Grammi Gummi / Woman (voice) Episode: "In Bed Surrounded by Loved Ones"
2013 Veep Janet Ryland Episode: "First Response"
2013–2015 Masters of Sex Margaret Scully 9 episodes
2013–present Mom Bonnie Plunkett Main cast
2014 Web Therapy Judith Frick 2 episodes
2016 The Simpsons Julia (voice) Episode: "Friends and Family"
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Allison Janney Wears a Chambray Western Shirt and Suede Fringe Boots"
2017 F Is for Family Henrietta Van Horne (voice) 3 episodes[29]
2017 Nobodies Herself 2 episodes
2017 American Dad! Jessie (voice) Episode: "Family Plan"
2018 DuckTales Goldie O'Gilt (voice) Episode: "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!"

Music video

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Let Me Be Your Girl[30] Clown Artist: Rachael Yamagata; Director: Josh Radnor

See also


  1. ^ "Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room : NPR". NPR. August 4, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Allison Janney profile at; accessed February 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "MACY B. PUTNAM ENGAGED TO WED; Bennett Alumna Is Fiancee of Jervis S. Janney Jr., a Graduate of Princeton" December 15, 1956, New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "The Miami Valley School - Awards & Honors - Distinguished Alumni Award". The Miami Valley School. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-02-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 12, 2010). "Matthew Perry project a go at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 15, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  7. ^ Hibberd, James (May 18, 2010). "ABC's new fall schedule". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 20, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  8. ^ "Allison Janney Heads to Therapy in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Dread Central". Dread Central.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 28, 2015). "Allison Janney Boards 'Girl on the Train' (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 15, 2016). "Allison Janney to Play Tonya Harding's Mother in 'I, Tonya' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 24, 2018). "Allison Janney & Jim Gaffigan To Co-Star In Amazon's 'Troupe Zero'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  12. ^ ‘Addams Family’ Movie Scares Up Charlize Theron, Bette Midler, Allison Janney & More For Voice Cast
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (June 15, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Allison Janney Joins Hugh Jackman in 'Bad Education'". Variety. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (September 20, 2018). "Allison Janney To Play Attorney Susan Estrich In Annapurna's Movie About The Roger Ailes Fox News Harassment Scandal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  15. ^ Allison Janney, Laura Dern to Star in Dark Comedy Directed by Tate Taylor
  16. ^ Allison Janney to Star in Bad Robot Thriller 'Lou' (Exclusive)
  17. ^ "Allison Janney: Biography". Tv Guide. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  18. ^ Jones, Kenneth (August 29, 2007). "Dolly Parton Says 9 to 5 Will Play Broadway in 2009". Archived from the original on January 25, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2008.
  19. ^ Doug George. "Theater Loop - Chicago Tribune".
  20. ^ Billy Elliot Leads Winners of 2009 Drama Desk Awards,; accessed November 18, 2014.
  21. ^ "Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey Return to Broadway as Six Degrees of Separation Begins".
  22. ^ "A Breath of Fresh Air for Health Care",; December 13, 2009.
  23. ^ "Allison Janney Joining New Star Tours plus AC-38 Droid to Pilot Starspeeder 1000 in 2011". September 24, 2010. Archived from the original on September 28, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  24. ^ "Alumni Award". The Hotchkiss School. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  25. ^ "Allison Janney | Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  26. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "'Mom' actress Allison Janney receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  27. ^ Fussman, Calt (January 4, 2012). "Alison Janney: What I've Learned". Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  28. ^ McBride, Jessica (March 4, 2018). "Allison Janney's Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know".
  29. ^ Perkins, Dennis (June 11, 2017). "F Is For Family knows that all family debts come due sometime". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  30. ^ Nicole Evatt (10 October 2016). "Allison Janney clowns around in Rachael Yamagata's new video". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2016-10-12.

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A Happening of Monumental Proportions

A Happening of Monumental Proportions is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Judy Greer and starring Allison Janney and Common. Produced by Chris and Paul Weitz, the film is Greer's directorial debut. It is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2018 by Great Point Media.

Bad Education (upcoming film)

Bad Education is an upcoming American comedy drama film, directed by Cory Finley, from a screenplay by Mike Makowsky. It stars Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff, Kayli Carter, and Rafael Casal.

Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

The Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series is one of the award categories presented annually by the Critics' Choice Television Awards (BTJA) to recognize the work done by television actresses.

Devil Woman

"Devil Woman" is a 1976 hit single by British singer Cliff Richard from his album I'm Nearly Famous.

The song saw a recent resurgence in popularity, being used in the film I, Tonya (2017), as the theme for the character of LaVona Golden, played by Allison Janney.

Drop Dead Gorgeous (film)

Drop Dead Gorgeous is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Brittany Murphy, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, and Amy Adams in her film debut. Shot in a mockumentary format, it follows the contestants in a beauty pageant called the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant, held in the small fictional town of Mount Rose, Minnesota, in which various contestants die in suspicious ways.

Fair and Balanced (film)

Fair and Balanced is an upcoming American drama film directed by Jay Roach from a screenplay by Charles Randolph. The film is set to feature an ensemble cast including Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Duplass, Alice Eve, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Liv Hewson, and Alanna Ubach.

How to Deal

How to Deal is a 2003 romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Atkins and starring Mandy Moore, Allison Janney and Trent Ford. It is based on Sarah Dessen's novels That Summer and Someone like You.

Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

The Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female is an award presented annually by Film Independent. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in an independent film.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 31 actresses. With 3 nominations, Allison Janney is the most nominated female as well as the most recent winner in this category, winning for her role as LaVona Golden in I, Tonya at the 2018 ceremony

List of accolades received by I, Tonya

I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie, and written by Steven Rogers. The plot follows the life and career of American figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), with particular focus on her connection to the 1994 attack on her skating rival and Olympic teammate Nancy Kerrigan. Sebastian Stan plays the supporting role of Harding's husband, Jeff Gillooly, and Allison Janney as her mother LaVona Golden. I, Tonya had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, and was released in the United States on December 8.I, Tonya garnered awards and nominations in a variety of categories following its release, with particular praise for the film itself, Tatiana S. Riegel's editing, and the acting performances of Robbie and Janney. At the 7th AACTA International Awards, the film received three nominations and went on to win Best Actress for Robbie and Best Supporting Actress for Janney. For her work on the film, Riegel won the American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical. Robbie, Janney and Riegel all earned nominations for their work at the 90th Academy Awards. The 71st British Academy Film Awards saw the film garner five nominations, including Best Original Screenplay for Rogers, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Robbie and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Janney. At the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, I, Tonya earned five nominations including Best Comedy. Janney won Best Supporting Actress, while Robbie won Best Actress in a Comedy.Costume designer Jennifer Johnson received a nomination for her work at the 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards. The film gathered three nominations from the 75th Golden Globe Awards, with Janney winning Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. The 33rd Independent Spirit Awards saw I, Tonya nominated in the Best Editing, Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female categories. Producers Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Robbie, and Tom Ackerley received a nomination for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture. At the 22nd Satellite Awards, I, Tonya was nominated for Best Film, Best Actress for Robbie and Best Supporting Actress for Janney. Both actresses garnered nominations at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rogers also received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

List of awards and nominations received by Allison Janney

The following is a list of awards and nominations received by actress Allison Janney. For her work in television, she has won seven Primetime Emmy Awards, three Critics' Choice Television Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, she's a fourteen-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee. For her work in theatre, she has won two Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and has been nominated for two Tony Awards. For her work in film, she has won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Ma (film)

Ma is an upcoming American psychological horror film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Taylor and Scotty Landes. It stars Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis, Missi Pyle and Allison Janney. The film is being produced by Jason Blum through Blumhouse Productions and John Norris.The film is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2019, by Universal Pictures.

Mom (TV series)

Mom is an American television sitcom that premiered on CBS on September 23, 2013. The series is created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker, while the former two also serving as executive producers on the series, along with Nick Bakay. In April 2018, it was renewed for a sixth season, which premiered on September 27, 2018. On February 5, 2019, it was renewed for two additional seasons.Set in Napa, California, it follows dysfunctional daughter/mother duo Christy and Bonnie Plunkett, who, after having been estranged for years while both were struggling with addiction, attempt to pull their lives and their relationship together by trying to stay sober and attending Alcoholics Anonymous. It stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney in the leading roles. Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, William Fichtner, Sadie Calvano, Matt Jones, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Spencer Daniels, Nate Corddry, French Stewart, and Kristen Johnston appear in supporting roles.

The show is filmed in front of a live audience and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions. Mom has received acclaim from critics and audiences alike throughout its run, with major credit being given to its writing and its performances (with Janney's performance noted in particular). It has been applauded for addressing themes of real-life issues such as alcoholism, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, addictive gambling, homelessness, relapse, cancer, death, domestic violence, overdose, abortion, rape, obesity, and stroke and has been praised for maintaining a deft balance between the humorous and darker aspects of these issues.

Mom has consistently received high ratings, with an average viewership of 11.79 million, making it the third highest rated comedy on broadcast television in the US. It is among the top five comedies with both adults ages 25 to 54 and adults ages 18 to 49.

The show has received various accolades, with Janney winning two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015 and being nominated in 2016 and for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2018. It has also garnered multiple nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards and the People's Choice Awards during its run.

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Dramatic Television.

Spy (2015 film)

Spy is a 2015 American action comedy spy film written and directed by Paul Feig. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney,

Peter Serafinowicz, Morena Baccarin and Jude Law; the films also marked the Hollywood debut of actress Nargis Fakhri. It follows the life of a secret agent, Susan Cooper (McCarthy), trying to trace a stolen portable nuclear device.

Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Feig and Jessie Henderson, the film was theatrically released on June 5, 2015. It received acclaim from critics and was a box office success. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for McCarthy.

Tallulah (film)

Tallulah is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sian Heder and starring Ellen Page, Allison Janney, and Tammy Blanchard. The film's narrative revolves around a young woman who takes a baby from an irresponsible mother and pretends the child is her own. Without a place of her own, she asks for help of her ex-boyfriend's mother, telling her the baby is her granddaughter.Tallulah had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2016 and was released theatrically on July 29, 2016 on Netflix. It received critical acclaim with major praise drawn towards the performances of Page and Janney. The film also marked the third collaboration between the two actresses, having last worked together in Juno (2007) and Touchy Feely (2013).

Tammy (film)

Tammy is a 2014 American comedy film directed and co-written by Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring Melissa McCarthy as the title character. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, with Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates. It was released on July 2, 2014.Although a box office success, grossing $100.5 million from a $20 million budget, it received highly negative reviews from critics with McCarthy and Sarandon receiving Razzie nominations for Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress respectively.

The Addams Family (2019 film)

The Addams Family is an upcoming American 3D computer animated comedy film based on The Addams Family comics by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, previously the directors of Sausage Party, and will feature the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney. It is set to be released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on October 11, 2019.


The DUFF is a 2015 American teen comedy film directed by Ari Sandel and written by Josh A. Cagan, based on the novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger with music by Dominic Lewis and produced by Susan Cartsonis, McG and Mary Viola. The film stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Nick Eversman, Skyler Samuels, Bianca Santos, Allison Janney, and Ken Jeong.

The film was distributed by Lionsgate and CBS Films and co-produced by Vast Entertainment, CBS Films and Wonderland Sound and Vision. It was released on February 20, 2015, by Lionsgate and CBS Films. It is the first film for which Lionsgate took over CBS Films' distribution functions.

Touchy Feely

Touchy Feely is a 2013 film directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, and Ellen Page.

The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and was released in the United States on September 6, 2013.

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