Allison Janney

Lead Actress - Drama

Allison Janney

Series: “The West Wing”

Years on show: 3

Emmy pedigree: She’s won the past two years in the supporting category for “West Wing” and this is her third nod.

Episode submitted: “The Women of Qumar”

2001-02 shining moment: The “Women of Qumar” episode and the storyline involving her romance with Secret Service agent Mark Harmon stand out.

Pro: Emmy obviously loves Janney, going home with her two years running.

Con: By nominating Janney, voters believed she deserved to be bumped up to lead actress but they may want to see more before giving her another trophy.

Quotable: “We’ve seen a C.J. who can masterfully handle any obstacle thrown at her in a given day at the White House, but last season she was given the opportunity to emotionally let her guard down. … It’s a new and refreshing side of C.J. I don’t often get to explore.”

Critical viewpoint: “As a former political writer, I’ve come across pain-in-the-ass political spokespeople, and she really nails the concept of the camaraderie/confrontational nature of the press and flaks.” Mark McGuire, the Times Union in Albany, N.Y.

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