Jennifer Aniston gained a nod for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series during Tuesday morning's Emmy Awards nomination announcements. The 51-year-old was recognised for her work as TV anchor Alex Levy in the AppleTV+ drama series The Morning Show. It marked the Friends star’s first nomination in 11 years.
The Morning Show, which explores the challenges faced by the people who work in morning television, also stars Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup. Aniston has already garnered critical acclaim for her role as Levy, a successful morning news anchor who is left to fend for herself after her co-host Mitch Kessler (Carell) is fired following sexual misconduct allegations.
In The Guardian’s review of the show, reviewer Stuart Heritage wrote that ‘to watch Aniston on The Morning Show is to resent Friends for robbing us of a truly incredible dramatic actor.’ In total, The Morning Show garnered five nominations for the 2020 Emmys, including Lead Actor for Carell and Supporting actor for Crudup. DAILY MAIL