• Golden Globe Awards

Nominee Profile 2022: Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

The HFPA immediately embraced The Morning Show when it premiered on the then brand new Apple+ streaming service back in 2019: with its take on the role of women in talk TV and the #MeToo anti-harassment angle on the work-place, the show, produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston (and Reese Witherspoon), was a case of love at first sight for almost all. Aniston was nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Actress in a TV series, as she is now for Season 2 of The Morning Show. 
It’s Aniston’s fifth Golden Globe nomination, following the two she garnered for the acclaimed series Friends (she won the Globe in 2003), for the film Cake (2014), and for Season 1 of The Morning Show.
In season 2 of The Morning Show, we find Aniston’s character, talk-show host Alex Levy, in a very serene place, hiding out in a snowy and isolated cabin, taking a step back from work. Meanwhile, reporter Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon) has done the opposite, stepping up and into a position where she’s trying to play the game.
“The world of media is a minefield, it’s brutal, fascinating, and a perfect example of what’s wrong with us as a society,” Aniston said to the HFPA, in an interview about the show. “Our culture is obsessed with celebrity. That’s what we wanted to talk about in this series, along with the uncomfortable truth about how men have always treated women in the workplace.”
Aniston, 52, did a lot of research for The Morning Show: “I watched and studied many episodes of ABCs Good Morning America,” the actress told the HFPA. “I was in their studio at 5 am, just as Alex is in our series. In researching Alex Levy, I was inspired by the legendary television journalist Diane Sawyer, whom I have the great pleasure to know personally, who is a mixture of intelligence and style, a true hero of mine.”
A former child star who made it big in her early adult years with the ultra-popular series Friends (1994-2004), Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Jennifer is the typical figlia d’arte, born and bred into the world of acting. When she was small, her family relocated to New York City, where her parents divorced when she was nine. Jennifer had her first taste of acting at age eleven when she joined the Rudolf Steiner School’s drama club, where she  developed her passion for art, and soon started acting in TV series such as Mac and Me, Ferris Bueller and The Edge; she became an international icon with Friends.
She has been married to actors Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. Considered for many years “America’s sweetheart,” thanks to her adorable Rachel of Friends, Aniston has more recently shown another side to her acting talent, starring in naughty roles in Horrible Bosses (2011) and its 2014 sequel, in the comedy We’re the Millers (2013), and in Murder Mystery (2019). In 2014 she gave a poignant portrait of a suicidal woman in Cake, which garnered her many awards and accolades.
From then on, Aniston stopped being the “nice girl next door” to become a full-blown artist, a feminist, a women’s champion, a producer, and an overall Hollywood force to reckon with. She is pretty clear on that, saying: “I love this business, but I had to fight hard to find my place in this industry, every day, and fighting is good, because you must always believe you have something worth fighting for.”