Jennifer Aniston promised she’d be “not at all” upset if she wasn’t nominated for an Oscar.
The 45-year-old actress was a noticeable absentee on the list of Academy Award nominations, which were released Thursday morning. And even though there was plenty of talk that she ought to be tipped for a Best Actress nod for her role in Cake, she’s just happy the movie was received well.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday evening, Jennifer claimed she’d be “not at all” bothered if she missed out on being named. She explained she’s simply grateful to have been part of the indie drama.
“Honestly, I mean the fact that any of this has happened is kind of just so unexpected,” she told the outlet. “We’re just all in awe of the whole thing. What’s happened so far is incredible. I can’t even process.”
Jennifer was in the running for trophies at the Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards and Critic’s Choice Awards. She stars in the movie as chronic pain sufferer Claire Bennett, and famously stripped herself of make-up and her other usual beauty enhancements for the job.
In any case, it seems the former Friends star was planning to put herself to sleep in the lead-up to the announcement anyway, rather than stay awake for the list’s early morning release.
“I’m not going to torture myself,” she had told E! News previously. “I’ll be in bed. I’ll be in bed with my beloved and my dogs dreaming wild little dreams.”
Jennifer wasn’t the only star snubbed from the Oscar nominations. Amy Adams wasn’t on the Best Actress list, even though she won the equivalent award at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
The nominations for the Best Director category have also been criticised for not including Ava DuVernay for Selma. Most notably, however, there are no black or Asian actors nominated for an Oscar this year – leaving the Academy under fire from the public.
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