Jennifer Aniston feels that by going for her risky Cake role, she’s achieved her dreams. But the odds of her winning at at Sunday’s 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards are mere crumbs after her disappointment at not being nominated for an Oscar, reported TV Guide. So just who is competing against Jennifer at the SAG Awards 2015, and how does she feel about Cake after that disappointment? Read on for all the sweet details.
Airing tonight at 8 p.m., the SAG Awards covers all areas of entertainment, from TV to film, from drama to comedy. In Aniston’s Cake role, she is technically up for lead actress against other skilled performers such as Julianne Moore in Still Alice and Reese Witherspoon in Wild.
But the crumby aspect of Aniston’s choices resides in the history of that category. Never has a nominee won who hasn’t already gotten a nod for the Oscars.
But Jennifer takes a positive attitude to the experience, telling CBC News that she feels Cake was like going to acting school.
“For me it felt like I was going back to acting class,” she declared.
And Aniston did receive some nominations for her efforts in playing a woman wrought with emotional and physical pain, as well as addiction struggles. She earned both Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild award nominations.
In reflection, says Jennifer, she could not have played her Cake role when she was in Friends.
“No way. Absolutely not. You have to have a level of life experience and wisdom to be able to access those parts of yourself… in my 20s, I think I was doing just fine being Rachel.”
Jennifer also has answered questions about a Friends reunion. She even has an idea, she told Entertainment Tonight.
“I say we just wait until we’re really much older and just be Golden Friends,” suggested Aniston. “Dead Friends.”
But that ability to joke comes at a price in her post-Friends years as the Inquisitr reported. The fame she gained from that role has resulted in constant tabloid publicity, exacerbated by her on-going romance with fiance Justin Theroux and constant questions as to when the two will be married and if she is pregnant.
“We don’t have a date, [but] I wouldn’t tell you if we did. Listen, that’s a topic [having children] that’s so exhausted. I get nervous around that, just because it’s very personal. Who knows if it’s going to happen? It’s been a want. We’re doing our best.”
At the SAG Awards 2015 tonight, in addition to Aniston, other much-anticipated award races include performance by a cast, which puts up the ensembles of Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, reported the Los Angeles Times.
House of Cards is up against Downton Abbey as well, while Orange Is the New Black hopes to become the new comedy winner against Modern Family. And Ty Burrell also represents Modern Family in the Comedy Actor arena, competing against Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards air live on Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific Time and 8 p.m. Eastern Time on TBS and TNT from the Shrine Auditorium Exposition Hall in Los Angeles.
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