Jennifer Aniston Wins People’s Icon at 2019 People’s Choice Awards

Jennifer Aniston, the winner of the 2019 People’s Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards for her “fan-favorite” roles in TV and movies, according to NBC.
Written By Rajeshwari Jagtap | Updated: November 11, 2019 10:43 IST
Jennifer Aniston Wins People’s Icon at 2019 People’s Choice Awards

The 50-year-old actress has been an “icon” since her days on Friends, and she gave her due during the Nov. 10 event. After receiving a heartfelt {and hilarious} introduction from her friend, her Murder Mystery co-star, and fellow ’90s icon, Adam Sandler, Jennifer graciously accepted the award before displaying some remarkable humility. “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 [with] an ‘iconic’ haircut,” said Jen.

“Friends was truly a gift of a lifetime, and I wouldn’t be standing here without that amazing show, without those five other amazing actors, and without an audience that stuck with us for a decade …and through streaming services now.” She then joked that Friends would be coming to “a watch near you” soon. While holding back tears of gratitude, Jen thanked everyone who stayed with her on this journey. “I love you guys. So, thank you for sticking by me!”
Jen recently blew up Instagram – literally – by joining the social media platform. She made her first post on Oct. 15, and it was an epic Friends selfie featuring her, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc. The post broke the platform. So many people followed Jen’s account (supposedly, she got to a million followers is 12 seconds, a Guinness Book world record) that for a moment, Instagram malfunctioned.