Allison Janney is tied with Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for the most primetime Emmy wins in history

By Lindsay Kimble and Gabrielle Olya
Updated September 21, 2015 12:30 PM
Mom star Allison Janney wins outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Allison Janney joined an elite crew of Emmy winners on Sunday night, and she still can’t believe it.

The actress, who took home the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series trophy during the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, told reporters in the ceremony’s press room that she’s “so grateful” to join Ed Asner and Mary Tyler Moore as one of the most decorated TV stars ever. <img class="size-article-wide wp-image-2362329" src="; alt="Mom star Allison Janney wins outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series” width=”2000″ height=”1333″>Allison JanneyThe Mom actress is now tied with Asner and Moore for the all-time Emmy record of seven performer wins.

“I’m calling this one Ed. This Emmy is Ed, Ed Asner,” Janney told reporters. “Never in a million trillion years did I ever think I would be on a list with them. I grew up watching the Mary Tyler Moore Show. It was one of my favorite shows of all time.”

The actress, who took questions alongside fellow record-breaker and outstanding lead actress in a comedy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, called the win a “complete honor.”

“This is going to sink in later, and I’m going to have to cry hysterically and just be so grateful,” she said.

Janney, 55, said it was “moving” to be counted among Asner and Moore and mentioned that the former even guest-starred on Mom.

“Ed did an episode of Mom, so I got to work with him and he was so lovely and wonderful,” she said. “I never even met Mary Tyler Moore. I never met her. I would love to work with her and just meet her because they are heroes of mine. They influenced me enormously.”

The star even has an idea for where she’s going to fit all her trophies: the kitchen!

“I moved into this kitchen, which is extraordinarily large, and I put these bookshelves, these blue, modern kind of bookshelves along this one wall that’s huge and they fit there,” she told reporters. “This one will have a lovely space there, and they won’t look crowded.”