Jennifer Aniston dubs Friends the ‘gift of a lifetime’ in epic People’s Choice Awards Icon acceptance speech

Jennifer Aniston paid touching tribute to her time in Friends as she accepted the People’s Icon Award at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, dubbing it the ‘gift of a lifetime’.

The actor, 50, thanked the followers for sticking by her for therefore a few years, as she joked that folks in Hollywood solely ‘do it for the money’.

She accepted the award from Adam Sandler, telling the crowd: ‘Thank you for this incredible honour. This town throws out a lot of awards, but the People’s Choice, this has all the time been particular to me.

‘As actors, we don’t do that for critics or for one another, or to make out households proud, you realize? We do that for the cash.

‘No, I’m simply kidding, we do it for you guys, we actually do. None of us might do what we do if it was not for all of you, and also you all have been so good to me.’



Jennifer’s at present starring in The Morning Show, however admitted she wouldn’t have had half the alternatives that got here her manner have been it not for her vastly profitable time taking part in Rachel Green on Friends.

She added: ‘If I’ve any declare to this phrase “icon”, it’s solely as a result of I used to be in a position to be on an iconic present, with an iconic forged, and an iconic haircut.

Jennifer Aniston and the Friends cast
Jennifer credit Friends with her success (Picture: NBC)

‘Friends was really – it was the present of a lifetime, and I’d not be standing up right here with out that incredible present, with out these wonderful 5 different actors, and with an viewers who caught with us …

‘You believed in us, you actually did, and also you believed in these very impossibly giant flats.

Jennifer Aniston People's Choice Awards
Jennifer was honoured with the Icon award at the People’s Choice Awards (Picture: Getty Images)

‘You paved the way for everything that I’ve had a likelihood to do since and it feels so good, additionally, that I get to be again on tv, the place it began.’

She concluded her speech: ‘Thank you for being on this journey with me, and just, I love you guys.’

Jennifer has as soon as once more reunited with Reese Witherspoon – who performed her sister on Friends – for The Morning Show, and is loving being half of a tv sequence as soon as once more.



The pair play information anchors of a morning TV present who’re left reeling after the programme’s anchor – performed by Steve Carell – is fired after allegations of sexual misconduct.

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