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Jennifer Aniston Gets Emotional after 1st SAG Award Win for 'The Morning Show' since 'Friends'

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jan 21, 2020
01:00 P.M.

Jennifer Aniston was a bundle of emotions at the Screen Actors Guild Awards while giving her speech for her first SAG statue in over two decades.

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Jennifer Aniston's year is going better than expected. The award season has been kind to her with recognition for her work on "The Morning Show."

Thus, it's not surprising that she got emotional while receiving the award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series. In her speech, Aniston recalled watching "Happy Days" and "Laverne Shelley" as a kid and telling herself she'll appear on TV one day.

Jennifer Aniston attends a special screening of "The Morning Show" on November 1, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston attends a special screening of "The Morning Show" on November 1, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

EVERYONE HAS A STARTING POINT

Aniston noted that she had a humble beginning in the movie industry, but informed her audience that everyone has to start somewhere. She added about "The Morning Show,"

"It was seven months of therapy covered in seven years of work. So, thank you for watching that."

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The actress expressed her gratitude to her team, and friend, Reese Witherspoon. She also expressed her appreciation of Adam Sandler for his extraordinary performance.

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THE FIRST IN OVER 20 YEARS

Aniston beat actresses, Olivia Colman of "The Crown," and her co-star Helena Bodham Carter to win the SAG award. Jodie Comer of "Killing Eve" and Elisabeth Moss of "The Handmaid's Tale" also got nominated.

The actress had a good laugh when her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, made a joke about his dating life.

The award is the first SAG award the actress has gotten in over 20 years. She got the first one in '96 alongside her "Friends" castmates.

Jennifer Aniston at SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Aniston at SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards | Source: Getty Images

ANISTON CHANNELED HER EXPERIENCES

"Friends" was iconic in every way, and "The Morning Show," is turning out the same way. On it, the "Just Go with It" star portrays "Alex Levy," a daytime TV host trying to manage life on and off-air.

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The plot of the show takes an inside look into the lives of TV personalities, and the challenges faced by women and men in the industry. As Aniston noted in her speech, she was able to breathe life into her character by channeling her experiences.

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WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE

The "Murder Mystery" star also got nominated for the same role at the Golden Globes award. Although she didn't win, she made headlines for another reason.

The actress had a good laugh when her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, made a joke about his dating life. The moment got captured on camera, and it became the highlight of the event.

Aniston and the "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" star later attended the Netflix after-party. They went separately and stayed on the opposite side of the room throughout.

The actress is on friendly terms with her ex, and all bad blood is water under the bridge. Aniston is enjoying her win and happily celebrating her victory.

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