Jennifer Aniston Thanks “Iconic” Friends During Icon Award Accepting Speech

Jennifer Aniston wins Icon Award at People’s Choice Awards Jennifer Aniston accepted the Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, November 10. However, it wouldn’t have been...

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Jennifer Aniston wins Icon Award at People’s Choice Awards

Jennifer Aniston accepted the Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, November 10. However, it wouldn’t have been possible without the cast of “Friends,” Aniston said as she accepted the award.

“If I have any claim to this word ‘icon,’ it’s only because I was able to be on an ‘iconic’ show with an ‘iconic’ cast and [with] an ‘iconic’ haircut,” Aniston said after longtime friend and co-star Adam Sandler announced her award. “Friends was truly a gift of a lifetime, and I wouldn’t be standing here without that amazing show, without those five other amazing actors, and without an audience that stuck with us for a decade …and through streaming services now.”

“Friends” was one of the most successful TV sitcoms in recent history, making the cast–including Aniston–some of the most desired stars in Hollywood before it ended in 2004. Aniston has since starred in dozens of hit movies, including Office Space, Marley & Me, and Bruce Almighty. Aniston is currently starring in the Apple TV series “The Morning Show” alongside Reese Witherspoon. The series follows the story of two female TV hosts battling sexual harassment and other workplace challenges in the “Me Too” era.

“Jennifer Aniston is a tour de force, who has portrayed some of the most iconic, unforgettable and relatable characters of our time,” said Jen Neal, a spokesperson for the People’s Choice Awards, in a press release announcing Aniston’s award. “For gracefully conquering comedy and drama on both the small and big screen, we’re honoring Jennifer Aniston with The People’s Icon of 2019.”

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