Allison Janney was talking about sex in accepting her Emmy for guest acting in a drama series, on Saturday night, Aug. 16, 2014, during the Creative Arts Emmys presentation.
According to the Associated Press, “Janney thanked producers, co-stars and writers … then added one more person: ‘The crew guy who got me a shot of bourbon before my first sex scene was extraordinarily important to me,’ she said.” Janney won her award for Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” series, which is about the pioneering work in sex therapy by William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
The story also notes: “Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as ‘Crazy Eyes’ in Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black.’
“The series received two other awards, for casting and picture editing. … In an emotional speech, Aduba thanked her mother, who came from Nigeria ‘to make a better life for her family.’”
The story adds: “The biggest awards haul Saturday went to NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ with five trophies. Fox’s ‘Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,’ a 21st-century edition of the 1980s series ‘Cosmos,’ earned four. Cable dramas ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘True Detective’ and PBS’s ‘Sherlock: His Last Vow’ also picked up a quartet of honors each.
“HBO received a leading 15 Creative Arts Emmys, followed by NBC with 10; PBS with eight; Fox and Netflix with seven each; CBS with six; and ABC with five.”
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