awards & nominations

Out of Practice (2005)

Stockard Channing as "Dr. Lydia Barnes"

Ben Barnes is an earnest couples counselor whose medical family doesn't consider him to be a "real" doctor because he doesn't have M.D. after his name. But despite their lofty credentials, Ben might be the best prescription for the future of this wacky clan.

Emmy (Primetime) (2006)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The West Wing (1999)

Stockard Channing as "Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet"

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) (2005)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2004)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2003)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2002)WonOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)WonOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2001)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2000)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The Truth About Jane (2000)

Stockard Channing as "Janice"

High school student Jane (Ellen Muth) finds herself drawn to a new girl in her class, and quickly discovers that her feelings are sexual in nature. Realizing that she is gay, Jane tries to talk to her parents Janice (Stockard Channing) and Robert (James Naughton), who are horrified by their daughter's revelation. Jane struggles to find love and acceptance, turning for support to her mother's friend Jimmy (RuPaul), the only gay adult she knows well enough to trust.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Smoke (1995)

Stockard Channing as "Ruby McNutt"

Writer Paul Benjamin (William Hurt) is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's (Harvey Keitel) smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole (Harold Perrineau Jr.) saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father (Forest Whitaker) and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Stockard Channing as "Ouisa"

Privileged art dealers Flan (Donald Sutherland) and Ouisa (Stockard Channing) are hosting a dinner party when Paul (Will Smith), a blood-soaked young man, arrives on their doorstep. He claims to be a friend of their Ivy League children, and charms his way into the house. But when the couple discover the truth about Paul and his real identity, they kick him out. As the couple trades stories with their friends about Paul, his presence proves surprisingly hard to shake.

Academy Award (1993)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1993)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Perfect Witness (1989)

Stockard Channing as "Liz Sapperstein"

Taking a break from running his restaurant, Sam Paxton (Aidan Quinn) goes to a local bar for a drink, where he witnesses a mob hit. Sam is the only one who reports the murder to police, but he is hesitant to testify in court. District Attorney James Falcon (Brian Dennehy) pushes Sam, realizing this is his chance to make a big case. After his son is attacked, Sam refuses to speak in court. Falcon responds by jailing Sam until he is willing to cooperate.

Emmy (Primetime) (1990)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie