Janney has had five Golden Globe nominations for roles in “The West Wing” and CBS's “Mom,” but her Best Supporting Actress nomination for “I, Tonya” marked her first nomination for a film role.
The Los Angeles Times asked Janney how it felt to be nominated for her first film role.
“Yeah, I mean it’s a different category and it’s thrilling. I’m really proud to be in this category and I love working in films. I love film, so to be included in this conversation and this world and this arena is a real thrill for me. I’m very proud of it,” she told that newspaper.
Mary J. Blige, Hong Chau, Laurie Metcalf and Octavia Spencer are also nominated in that category.
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Janney was inducted into the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame in September.
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Janney's first role on stage was Noah Claypole in "Oliver Twist" at Miami Valley School, where she started honing her singing voice.
She left the school after her ninth-grade year to attend boarding school at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.
It is ironic that her first Golden Globe nod for a role in a film is for a film about figure skaters. Janney was once an aspiring skater herself.
But she suffered a serious leg injury at a high school party in Oakwood after high school graduation. Party-goers were playing a balloon game.
“Someone stepped on the back of my dress and it ripped, and I was afraid I was going to expose myself in front of the whole party so I ran inside and hit the plate glass,” she told us when we talked with her for her Dayton Walk of Fame induction.
Janney was forced to take a year off between high school and college as a result of her injury.
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