Emmys: Allison Janney, Jon Hamm, More Stars Double Up on Nominations

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If it’s an honor to be nominated, some stars basked in double the glory this morning. The Academy bestowed multiple nods on some prominent actors and actresses who more than earned their paychecks this season.

Allison Janney: Last year, she took home two trophies for supporting actress in “Mom” and guest actress in “Masters of Sex.” This year, she may well do it again, with two nods yet again for her roles in the CBS sitcom and the Showtime drama.

Jon Hamm: The “Mad Men” star is a contender as best actor in a drama for his final turn as the suave Don Draper, but he also proved his comedic chops for his guest starring role in Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Christine Baranski: She earned her sixth consecutive bid for supporting actress as the powerhouse lawyer Diane Lockhart on “The Good Wife” — and once again showed off her talent for comedy in “The Big Bang Theory” as Leonard’s withholding mother, earning a repeat nod for guest actress (her first since 2010).

Gaby Hoffman: Hoffman nabbed noms for her work in Amazon’s “Transparent,” as Maura’s troubled daughter, and HBO’s “Girls,” as Adam’s bizarre, free-spirit sister.

Will Forte: The “Last Man on Earth” creator scored a nom for writing the Fox comedy’s pilot and for lead comedy actor .

Louis C.K.: The auteur is a quadruple threat with writing, directing and lead comedy actor noms for FX’s “Louie” as well as a variety special writing mention for “Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store.”

Amy Schumer: The comedic “it” girl of the moment can do no wrong, whether in front of or behind the camera. Schumer scored a nom for lead comedy actress for her Comedy Central hit “Inside Amy Schumer,” as well as for director.

Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez: They know how to write the songs that move voters’ hearts, scoring noms for “The Comedians'” tune “Kiss an Old Man” and the Oscar telecast’s “Moving Pictures.”

Matthew Weiner: The “Mad Men” creator has two writing noms, for “Lost Horizon” (shared with Semi Chellas)  and the series finale “Person to Person.”

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  1. Wasn’t Louis C.K. also nominated for guest acting in SNL?

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