Jennifer Aniston may be everybody’s friend, but now she’s an icon. During the E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 10), Jennifer was presented with the People’s Icon award by friend Adam Sandler.
In her speech, Jennifer gushed about how much she loved Adam, calling him the “kindest human being you’ll ever meet,” before thanking the fans for her honor.
This town doles out a lot of awards but the people’s choice has always been special to me. As actors we don’t do this for the critics or for each other or to make our families proud. We do this for the money,” Jennifer joked. “I’m kidding. We do it for you guys, come on seriously we really do. None of us could do what we do if it was not without all of you and you have all been sooo good to me over the years.”
She continued, “When I first heard that I had won this icon award, the first thing I thought was, ‘Holy Shite have I been around this long? Turns out I have. But If I have any claim to this word icon it’s only because I was able to be on an iconic show, with an iconic cast and an iconic haircut. Friends was truly the gift of a lifetime and I would not be standing up here without that amazing show, without those amazing five other actors, and with an audience who stuck with us for a decade and through streaming services now and syndication. You believed in us, you really did and you believed in those impossibly large apartments, but you had to believe it because that was telling our story. But it has paved the way for everything I’ve had the chance to do since and it feels so good that I get to be back on television where it all really started.”
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She concluded with, “I thank you for being on this journey with me and I love you guys. So thank you for sticking by me.”
Jennifer and Adam later went on to win the award for the Comedy Movie of 2019 for their Netflix original flick, Murder Mystery, in which the two starred.