UPDATED with video: Jennifer Aniston put Apple TV+ on the awards map by picking up the SAG Awards trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for the streamer’s debut drama The Morning Show. This marks the second major Hollywood award for Apple TV+ following a Critics’ Choice Award win for The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup.
Watch her acceptance speech above and her backstage comments below.
Backstage, a visibly moved Aniston spoke to the press about the show’s relevance during the #MeToo era.
“I feel like I’m so honored to be a part of show that is beginning the conversation and dialogue of an issue that affects each and every one of us all across the world,” she said. “That has really been an extraordinary experience to explore and also a very delicate task to take on.”
When asked what she still aspired to do in her career, she said, “I really honestly feel like I’m just kicking into a creative stride. I just discovered a love of this in a new way that I didn’t know that I had before. So I have almost new eyes that I’m seeing what it is that I do as an actor.”
But she did admit to wanting to do more comedies. “I’m ready for some laughter,” she said.
Speaking of comedies, Aniston made sure to give a shout-out to her Just Go With It and Murder Mystery co-star Adam Sandler, who missed out on a SAG nom for Uncut Gems.
“Oh, Adam Sandler, your performance is extraordinary and your magic is real, buddy,” he said at the end of her acceptance speech. “I love you.”