Jennifer Aniston is nominated for an Emmy for The Morning Show

Jennifer Aniston is nominated for an Emmy for the first time in 11 years after getting a nod for The Morning Show

  • 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 recognized 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 and seventh overall 
  • Watchmen is the leading contender with 26 nominations 
  • Amazon comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the second most-nominated series with 20 
  • Netflix’s Ozark, starring Laura Linney and Jason Bateman, scored 18 

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 recognized 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. 

Breaking news: Jennifer Aniston gained a nod for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series during Tuesday morning’s Emmy Awwards nomination announcements. Seen here with The Morning Show co-star Reese Witherspoon

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. 

However co-star and Executive Producer Witherspoon was not recognized for her contributions. 

Role: The 51-year-old was recognized for her work as TV anchor Alex Levy in the AppleTV+ drama series The Morning Show

Lauded: In total, The Morning Show garnered five nominations for the 2020 Emmys, including Lead Actor for Carell and Supporting actor for Crudup

Aniston was last recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences -the body that runs the awards- in 2009 for her guest spot on a 30 Rock episode.

The ex-wife of Brad Pitt was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series after playing Claire, who enjoys a fling with Jack Donaghey (Alec Baldwin) before turning dangerously clingy.

She has a total of 7 Primetime Emmy noms, for one win. 

Fatal attraction: Aniston was last recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences -the body that runs the awards- in 2009 for her guest spot on a 30 Rock episode

Strange days: Former Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones unveiled the nominations in a live-stream, kicking off an unusual awards season clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic

That win came in 2002, for her iconic role of Rachel Green in the sitcom mega-hit, Friends.  

Dystopian drama Watchmen and comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel led nominations on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards, the highest awards in television.

Watchmen is the leading contender with 26 nominations. The HBO series stars Regina King and is a superhero drama dealing with race, police and white supremacy based on a 1980s graphic novel.

The Amazon comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the second most-nominated series with 20, followed by Netflix’s Ozark with 18.

Former Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones unveiled the nominations in a live-stream, kicking off an unusual awards season clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emmy Awards are set to take place September 20 and will likely also be a virtual event because of the pandemic. 

Breakout: Aniston’s sole Emmy win came in 2002, for her iconic role of Rachel Green in the sitcom mega-hit, Friends

72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: All the major nominations

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations honor the best and brightest in television. Here’s a list of all the major categories…

Outstanding Drama Series  

Better Call Saul, AMC

The Crown, Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Killing Eve, BBC America

The Mandalorian, Disney+

Ozark, Netflix

Stranger Things, Netflix

Succession, HBO  

Succession, HBO

Ozark, Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Zendaya, Euphoria

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Zendaya, Euphoria

Olivia Colman, The Crown

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Brian Cox, Succession

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

 

Outstanding Comedy Series 

Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO

Dead To Me, Netflix

The Good Place, NBC

Insecure, HBO

The Kominsky Method, Netflix

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon

Schitt’s Creek, Pop

What We Do In The Shadows, FX

The Good Place, NBC

Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO

What We Do In The Shadows, FX

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me 

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek 

Issa Rae, Insecure 

Tracy Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, Insecure

  

Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Meathod

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

 Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

 Outstanding Competition Program

The Masked Singer

Nailed It! 

RuPaul’s Drag Race 

Top Chef 

The Voice

The Masked Singer

Top Chef

The Voice

 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee 

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Regina King, Watchmen

Octavia Spencer, Self Made

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Regina King, Watchmen

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

 

Outstanding Limited Series 

Little Fires Everywhere, Hulu

Mrs. America, FX on Hulu

Unbelievable, Netflix

Unorthodox, Netflix

Watchmen, HBO

Unorthodox, Netflix

Little Fires Everywhere, Hulu

Unbelievable, Netflix

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