Jennifer Aniston has just nabbed her first-ever dramatic acting Emmy nomination for her lead role in Apple TV+ original drama ‘The Morning Show.’ The show also stars Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and Golden Globe winner Steve Carell.
Aniston’s prior Emmy nominations, including her one win to date, have all been in the comedy genre. She saw two consecutive nominations in 2000 and 2001 for supporting comedy actress for her role as Rachel Green on Friends and then picked up three more consecutive nominations for that role in the lead category, starting in 2002.
During Variety‘s Actors on Actors in June, Aniston’s former ‘Friends’ costar Lisa Kudrow said of her work on The Morning Show, “You did the work. It was just really clear. You were this other person. And you are poised, but it was a different shade of poise, maturity. It was just really thrilling.”
Aniston credited this to actor and acting coach Nancy Banks, who she called an “incredible woman” with whom she breaks down scripts. “I feel like I’ve discovered a whole new doorway into what we do — into acting — that I’d never, in all the years, even thought about,” she said. “I have a whole new tool belt.”
During the winter awards season, Aniston had also scored a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG win for The Morning Show.