Emmy Flashback: Jennifer Aniston '02
By ROBERT PACE
September 03, 2012
Jennifer Aniston became one of America's sweethearts with her naive-yet-endearing character of "Rachel Green" on the popular sitcom Friends, and the Academy showed its requited love for Aniston and her friends by decorating her with two Emmys in 2002.
After being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in back-to-back Emmys, Aniston was awarded the Outstanding Lead Actress, and was caught off-guard by Friends being awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, an award that the show had never won.
"I was surprised," Aniston says in the featured flashback of receiving the awards. "I think we've just gotten used to coming and enjoying the evening...There was that pause between my first and my last name and I kind of thought, 'Oh, it's the other girl in the category, the other Jennifer.'"
Although Friends would go on to have two more season to wrap up at an even ten seasons in 2004, there was speculation that the show would not be coming back to television after its eighth season, which was said to have swayed the Academy to bestow the awards upon the dear sitcom.
"That may have something to do with it," says Aniston. "The whole ['Friends'] group has done good work for a long time...God knows what's behind it. I don't know...and I really don't care, truthfully."