The holidays may be over and done with, but every entertainment enthusiast knows that awards season is only just getting started. And leading the pack is none other than the annual 2015 People's Choice Awards, which will be hosted by Allison Janney and Anna Faris, both of whom star together on CBS' sophomore series Mom. And to be quite honest, they're kinda the perfect fit for the job. Normally, when you think of award ceremonies, you think of a formal event with lavish gowns and a sophisticated atmosphere. However, I've always found the People's Choice Awards to be a very laid back affair that focuses more on having a good time than making cinematic history.
It's fresh. It's fun. It's about giving the people what they want and no two people can do just that better than these two comedic gems. (Well, other than Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, natch.) While Janney pretty much excels in everything she does, Faris is no slouch either and has brought a lot of hilarity to the table throughout her career. Plus, she's married to Chris Pratt, so she gets extra awesome points for that as well. But just in case you've been living under a rock, bridge, or some other scary place that has no WiFi or LTE (aka my parents' house) and are having a hard time placing who these lovely ladies are, I'm here to provide you with some much-needed insight. Because, let me assure you, their resumes are pretty impressive.
Playing the tough yet charming White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg, Janney helped pave the way for strong female characters on television and proved that the world of politics wasn't just a man's world. Not anymore, my friend.
Though I've loved Janney in numerous comedic roles — Juno, Hairspray, and Finding Nemo, to name a few — her turn as the Padua High erotica-writing guidance counselor Ms. Perky will always hold a special place in my heart. She was just so purrfect for the part.
Hunkering down into a more serious role, Janney recently floored viewers with her grippingly talented portrayal of Margaret Scully as she struggled with her marriage and sexuality in a truly heartbreaking journey.
Who could forget Faris' portrayal of sweet, innocent Cindy Campbell in this popular horror spoof saga? Not me. Not anytime soon. Especially since I accidentally ended up going to see the first film in theaters with my mother. Boy was that an awkward car ride back home. #memories
Faris has been in a few hit or miss rom-coms throughout the years, but I really did love her work in The House Bunny. It carried just the right amount of hilarity and vulnerability to allow former Playboy Bunny Shelley to hop right into our hearts.
I'm sorry, but I couldn't end this list without acknowledging that Faris was the one responsible for letting Monica and Chandler become the parents of twins. (I like to think of them as Bing 1 and Bing 2.) And in my book, that gives her the right to host as many awards shows as she sees fit. You do you, girl.