Apple TV+ Original The Morning Show’s lead star Jennifer Aniston has won the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series to land Apple’s streaming video service its first major Hollywood honour (via Engadget).
“I am beyond thrilled to see Jen recognized for her brilliant work,” said The Morning Show executive producer Kerry Ehrin soon after the win. “She is a fearless, fierce dynamo and I am daily inspired by her. Brava, my dear Jen.”
After the show didn’t pick up any Golden Globes, Aniston wasn’t expected to win the SAG Award. Even she seemed surprised: “This is so unbelievable!” she said after climbing on stage. It was the first individual SAG Awards win for Aniston, who also won in 1996 as part of the “Friends” ensemble:
“You know, I was thinking back to when I was a little girl,” Aniston said in her acceptance speech. “I didn’t have a VCR but I had a tape recorder and I would tape ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ ‘Happy Days’… and I would listen to these episodes. And I would just think I’m going to, I’m going to do that.”
The Morning Show’s Steve Carell and Crudup were also nominated for male actor in a drama series but lost the award to Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage.