Jennifer Aniston was lauded by critics for her role in Cake. But when she failed to get nominated for an Oscar or win at events such as the Golden Globes, the praise seemed to mean less to the actress who has struggled in her post-Friends career. Now, Aniston has finally been nominated for an award that she has a real chance of winning – a Razzie (Golden Raspberry) Award, reported People magazine.
Designed to recognize the worst screen achievements of 2014, the Razzie Awards ceremony is celebrating its 35th anniversary. In the “really bad” category are Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction with seven nominations and Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules, with six dishonorable mentions per movie.
But Jennifer’s nomination marks the arrival of a new category called the Razzie Redeemer Award, said founder John Wilson. The UCLA alumni, who has carved his own career in the entertainment industry while faithfully continuing the Razzie tradition, explained that he designed the category to celebrate those who actually achieved something good after a sagging career history.
In Jennifer’s case, she’s competing with Ben Affleck and Kristin Stewart for the honor of receiving the Razzie Redeemer trophy based on her role in Cake.
After the disappointment of not receiving an Oscar nomination for Cake, how does Aniston feel about her risky decision to take on the role? Jennifer revealed her real feelings, along with the truth about those ubiquitous baby rumors, in an Allure magazine interview that included a topless photo spread.
Aniston expressed her anger that it took a role where she appeared physically unattractive to get respected for her acting chops. To play a woman in constant pain, Jennifer stopped shaving and wearing makeup. She also neglected her exercise and diet.
“So much of the exercise was just letting yourself fall apart. A woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect. You read things like, ‘Oh, finally, she’s acting!’”
Jennifer compared that reaction to the response that male actors receive. “[It’s] quite sexist, to be honest, because men don’t get that.”
As for all those baby rumors? Aniston is irate on all aspects of pregnancy whispers, from commentaries that claim her childless state reflects an inability to nurture to tabloids that repeatedly announce she’s pregnant. All false, says Jennifer.
“This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is. Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”
And Aniston also wants society to redefine what it means to have motherly instincts.
“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering—dogs, friends, friends’ children.”
What helps Jennifer to maintain balance in her life? Following a low-carb diet and yoga plan, which also will help her look fit and fab for that future wedding with fiance Justin Theroux, as the Inquisitr reported.
Aniston’s trainer Mandy Ingber praised her client for her consistency. Known as a yoga guru, Mandy also commented on Jennifer’s determination and ability to achieve balance.
She works on her body. It doesn’t just happen. She does a little bit of everything, but she’s very moderate — it’s so good to have something manageable that you can do on a very consistent basis.
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