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Janney's Golden Globe win among elite list for Ohio-born performers

By Nick Blizzard • Updated Jan 8, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Oakwood, Ohio native Allison Janney being named Sunday night as the best supporting actress in a motion picture at the Golden Globe Awards was the latest honor earned by a performer born in Ohio.

Her top performance in “I, Tonya” joins several other awards for those born in the Buckeye State, including:

• Halle Berry, Cleveland, Academy Award. best actress, 2001, Monster’s Ball.

• Clark Gable, Cadiz in eastern Ohio, Academy Award, best actor, 1934, It Happened One Night.

• John Legend, Springfield, multiple Grammy Awards from 2006-16, including best new artist, best male R&B vocal performance (twice), best R&B song, and best R&B album.

• Henry Mancini, Cleveland, multiple Academy Award winner from 1961-1982 for best original song and best original score, including, “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

• Paul Newman, Cleveland, Academy Award, best actor, 1986, The Color of Money.

• Martin Sheen, Dayton, Emmy Award, 1994, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series (Murphy Brown), and 2001, best actor in a drama series (The West Wing).

• Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, Academy Award, 1993, best director (Schindler’s List) and 1998 (Saving Private Ryan.

• Jonathan Winters, Dayton, Emmy Award, 1991, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series (Davis Rules).

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