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Mom (2013)

Allison Janney as "Bonnie"

Single mom Christy has her hands full with two children, Violet and Roscoe, and maintaining newfound sobriety, when her passive-aggressive, recovering-alcoholic mother re-enters the picture, brimming with criticisms about Christy's life. As the daughter works to be the best mother she can and to overcome mistakes she made, she must also navigate dysfunctional relationships with her married lover -- and boss -- Gabriel, and with her irresponsible ex-husband, Baxter. Despite the uphill battle, Christy tries to be positive and to stay on the path to what she wants in life.

Golden Globe (2015) Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

The Help (2011)

Allison Janney as "Charlotte Phelan"

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Hairspray (2007)

Allison Janney as "Prudy Pingleton"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Hours (2002)

Allison Janney as "Sally Lester"

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The West Wing (1999)

Allison Janney as "Press Secretary Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg"

Cutthroat presidential advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a country. Fictional Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet suffers no fools, and that policy alienates many. He and his dedicated staffers struggle to balance the needs of the country with the political realities of Washington, D.C., working through two presidential terms that include countless scandals, threats and political scuffles, as well as the race to succeed Bartlet as the leader of the free world.

Emmy (Primetime) (2006) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2004) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2003) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2002) Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2002) Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2001) Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2001) Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2000) Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

American Beauty (1999)

Allison Janney as "Barbara Fitts"

Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he quits his job and decides to reinvent himself as a pot-smoking, responsibility-shirking teenager. What follows is at once cynical, hysterical, and, eventually, tragically uplifting.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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