Jennifer Aniston was one of the most well-known celebs who were snubbed for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category, but, rather than let it get her down, she took it in stride and saw the snub as something positive. She received nominations at the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice awards and the SAGs for her role in the yet-to-be-released movie, Cake, but the Academy did not recognize her acting achievement by nominating her.
Though she could not help but feel a bit disappointed that she was not nominated for an Academy Award, Jennifer Aniston, 45, looked at the bright side and how wonderful it was that she and Cake has been nominated for any awards at all, especially as the movie will not be released theatrically until January 23, 2015.
When Jennifer Aniston was asked by an Access Hollywood reporter how she felt when she realized that she had been snubbed by the Academy, she called all of the other nominations that she and Cake has so far received “an embarrassment of wonderful riches.” Rather than dwelling on the negative, Aniston focused on the positive, demonstrating her class.
On Ellen, she light-heartedly said “I’m the number one snubbed! That’s the silver lining!” For any actress to call being “snubbed,” as Aniston did, “the silver lining,” shows a degree of humbleness that is not seen enough in Hollywood.
Instead of complaining about being snubbed to Ellen, Jennifer Aniston told her “we’re so shocked and amazed that we have had this much love for a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.”
The actresses who were nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress were Marion Cotillard, for her awesome acting job in Two Days, One Night; Julianne Moore, for her portrayl of a woman with Alzheimer’s in Still Alice; Reese Witherspoon, for playing former heroin addict Cheryl Strayed in Wild; Rosamund Pike for her role as Amy Dunne in the movie Gone Girl; and, Felicity Jones, for her terrific acting in The Theory of Everything.
Jennifer Aniston told Ellen that two of the women who had been nominated, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore, had sent her sweet emails. She added that “we’re all rooting for each other.”
The indie film, Cake, was a kind of departure for Jennifer Aniston, who — with the exception of The Good Girl (2002) — had generally acted either in comedies or rom coms previously to her role in Cake as a woman dealing with chronic pain.
The actress definitely demonstrated her acting chops with her portrayal. She takes her pain out on the world and the people she loves in Cake, in an emotionally wrought and powerful role. Her role in Cake might lead to Aniston’s being considered for other parts now, that she would not have been up for in the past.
Since starring in Cake, Jennifer Aniston has stated that she has had many people come up to her, who have also lived their lives trying to cope with chronic pain. She said that the movie has brought “positivity” to them, and she said that Cake was “a beautiful, hopeful movie.”
Though actress Jennifer Aniston was not nominated for an Academy Award for the role she plays in the indie film, Cake, she has seen the snub as something positive. Perhaps acting in Cake has helped Aniston grow not only as an actress, but as a person. There is no doubt that the actress would have liked to have been nominated for an Academy Award, but still, Jennifer Aniston is very happy about all of the other nominations for awards that she and Cake has received.
Written By Douglas Cobb