Allison Janney Dishes on 'The Help' Awards Show Reunions and Wearing Black to the Golden Globes (Exclusive)
By Emily Krauser
Allison Janney is getting ready for a very big awards season!
ET's Denny Directo caught up with the Mom star at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, on Tuesday, where Janney not only stunned in an off-the-shoulder emerald green gown, she was also very excited to kick off 2018 on such a high note.
"I'm very grateful for everything that's come my way withI, Tonya, and it's one of my prouder moments," she admitted of the biopic, for which she's nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture at this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.
This will be a big weekend for Janney, but while she's excited for the Globes, she's also a bit nervous.
"I'm so thrilled that I, Tonya has been nominated to for best comedy. It's a big moment for me and my friend, Steven [Rogers], who wrote the movie. It's a really exciting time," she said.
The 58-year-old actress was also looking forward to seeing her friend and former co-star, Octavia Spencer, who was also at the gala and will be in attendance on Sunday. "[At] the Globes, we're hoping to get a [The] Help reunion, just a photo we can get with all the gals," she revealed.
While recent awards seasons have honored many members of the star-studded cast -- which also included Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain -- Janney noted that if they were all seated together at any particular ceremony, it "would be a crazy table."
The Globes will also be one of the first times we'll see a large group of women all supporting the anti-harassment movement that has gained speed in Hollywood following the many accounts of sexual misconduct that became public in 2017. Many actresses will be wearing black, which also supports the new Time's Up campaign, and Janney, who says the shift in Hollywood has been "incredibly empowering," will be among them.
"[It's] a really positive moment, one that's going to change our culture forever," she explained. "I think the #MeToo movement showed how pervasive sexual harassment has been, and now Time's Up is a call to action. I'm very excited to be a part of that and stand in solidarity with all of the women that are going to be at the Globes wearing black dresses. And I'm proud. It's a proud moment."