“Jennifer Aniston Receives Icon Award at People’s Choice Awards and Expresses Gratefulness for Friends’ Impact on her Life”

Jennifer Aniston, who rose to fame as Rachel Green in NBC’s Friends in 1994, has been enjoying immense popularity ever since. During the 2019 People’s Choice Awards in LA, she expressed her gratitude towards the hit sitcom for providing her with numerous opportunities and rewards throughout her career. The actress, who is now 50 years old, became emotional as she looked back on her journey and appreciated the unwavering support of her fans. She was honored with the People’s Icon Award, which was a moment of pride for her.

Feted: Jennifer Aniston was honored with the People's Icon Award at the 2019 People's Choice Award sin LA on Sunday night

Jennifer Aniston was celebrated with the People’s Icon Award during the 2019 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. The award was presented to her by Adam Sandler, her co-star in the Netflix film Murder Mystery. During his speech, Sandler referred to Aniston as ‘one of my closest friends’ and praised her not only for her beauty but also for being an ‘incredibly compassionate role model with a huge heart.’ He expressed the desire to continue collaborating with her on future projects. Aniston expressed her gratitude for receiving the Icon Award and described it as an ‘amazing honor.’

Praised: Adam Sandler, her co-star in the Netflix movie Murder Mystery, presented Aniston with the trophy, calling her 'one of my best friends' and an 'incredibly caring role model

Adam Sandler awarded Aniston with the accolade for her outstanding performance in the Netflix film Murder Mystery. Sandler referred to her as one of his closest friends and a remarkable role model due to her caring nature.

Pals: The two shared a warm hug on stage

Friends: They embraced each other affectionately while standing on the stage.

Emotional: After collecting her trophy, the actress, 50, gushed about the 'incredible honor' of receiving the Icon Award

The actress, who is 50 years old, was full of emotions when she received the Icon Award and expressed her gratitude for the incredible honor. In her acceptance speech, Aniston mentioned that although there are many awards given in the industry, the People’s Choice has always been special to her. She joked around saying that actors do not perform to impress the critics or other actors, but for the money. Aniston then reflected on her career and how her claim to the word “icon” was only possible because of her role on the iconic show Friends, with an iconic cast and an iconic haircut. She acknowledged that the show was a gift of a lifetime and paved the way for everything she has achieved since then. Aniston, who has a new series on Apple TV+ called The Morning Show, thanked her fans for sticking by her throughout her career.

Acceptance speech: 'This town puts out a lot of awards but People's Choice has always been special to me,' Aniston said. She's won a total of seven People's Choice Awards over the years

The speech given by Aniston on receiving the People’s Choice Award was heartfelt as she expressed how much the award meant to her. Although the town has many awards, this particular award had a special place in her heart. Throughout the years, Aniston has received seven People’s Choice Awards, which is quite remarkable.

Credited Friends for her success: 'If I have any claim to this word icon, it was only because I was able to be on an iconic show with an iconic cast and an iconic haircut,' Aniston mused

Aniston attributed her triumph to her friends: “The reason why I can be dubbed as an icon is solely because I had the opportunity to star in a legendary show alongside a remarkable group of actors, plus a legendary hairstyle,” the actress reflected.

Sitcom paved the way: 'Friends was truly the gift of a lifetime and I would not be standing up here without that fantastic show and that fantastic cast,' she explained

The popular sitcom, Friends, played a crucial role in shaping the speaker’s career. She expressed her gratitude towards the show and its amazing cast, stating that it was truly a gift of a lifetime. Without it, she believes she wouldn’t be where she is today.

Grateful: 'Thank you for being on this journey with me, thank you for sticking by me,' she told her fans

Expressing her gratitude, Jennifer Aniston thanked her fans for accompanying her on her journey and for staying loyal to her. The People’s Icon Award, which Aniston received, was previously awarded to Melissa McCarthy in the year before. The award was introduced two years ago and is given to iconic personalities who have portrayed memorable and relatable characters throughout their career. E! explained that Jennifer Aniston was an excellent choice for the award as she has effortlessly portrayed both comedic and dramatic roles in movies and TV shows. Aniston has starred in several hit movies such as Office Space, Along Came Polly, Bruce Almighty, Marley & Me, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers, and Cake. Her exceptional work has won her seven People’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Emmy.

Honor: Aniston received the People's Icon Award for being 'a tour de force, who has portrayed some of the most iconic, unforgettable and relatable characters of our time'

Recognition was given to Aniston as she was awarded the People’s Icon Award for her impressive career. She has been hailed as a ‘tour de force’ and rightfully so, as she has brought to life some of the most memorable and relatable characters in recent history.

Phenomenally successful: Aniston starred in friends from 1994 to 2004 along with David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry

Aniston achieved great success through her appearance in the popular television series “Friends” from 1994 to 2004. She starred alongside a talented cast including David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry.

Together again! On October 15, Aniston broke the internet when she joined Instagram with a group selfie of all of her fellow former co-stars

Aniston caused a stir on October 15th when she made her debut on Instagram. The actress shared an epic group selfie featuring all of her former Friends co-stars, much to the excitement of fans worldwide. The fact that Aniston achieved such a monumental feat with just one post is a testament to her incredible popularity. Her portrayal of Rachel Green on the hit show not only earned her legions of devoted fans but also sparked a trend with her iconic ‘Rachel cut’ hairstyle. Aniston capitalized on her success by venturing into the movie industry in the late 90s, where she quickly established herself as a leading lady in romantic comedies and other comedic roles.

Aniston got emotional as she listened to Sandler praising her as a friend and a co-star

She later teased him his speech had been 'mushy'

Touched: Aniston was moved when she heard Sandler’s words of appreciation for her as a friend and colleague. She playfully ribbed him afterwards, joking that his speech was too sentimental.

In the spotlight: Sandler, 53, and Aniston were back on stage later after their Netflix film Murder Mystery was announced as the winner of the award for Comedy Movie of 2019

Sandler and Aniston, both aged 53, took center stage once again as their Netflix movie Murder Mystery won the Comedy Movie of 2019 award.

Streaming flick: The film starred the pair as a couple on vacation in Europe who are framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire

Movie on streaming service: The main characters of the film play a couple who are enjoying their vacation in Europe but face a difficult situation where they are wrongly accused of killing an elderly billionaire.

Celebrity duo: The two pals posed together backstage

Pair of famous friends: The celebrity buddies were captured taking a photo together behind the scenes.

It'smine: The former Friends star genuinely seemed delighted with her Icon Award

The recipient of the Icon Award, a former Friends star, was genuinely thrilled with the recognition. Apart from her successful career in showbiz, her personal life has also been the subject of media attention. She began dating Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt in 1998 and they got married in 2000, but the A-list couple split five years later, and he moved on to co-star Angelina Jolie. In 2011, she started a relationship with actor Justin Theroux, and they tied the knot in 2015, but separated in 2017. Recently, the actress was recognized by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for her contributions to humanitarian and philanthropic work. She supports various charities and non-profits, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as Project ALS, the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund, and Feeding America. She has also made significant donations to aid relief efforts following natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake and hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Personal life made headlines too: In 1998 Aniston started dating Brad Pitt and the two married in 2000. The A-list couple, pictured in 2004, split, however, just five years later in 2015

Aniston’s personal life also gained widespread attention when she began a romantic relationship with Brad Pitt in 1998, eventually leading to their marriage in 2000. Despite being considered one of Hollywood’s most prominent couples, their relationship came to an end after just five years in 2005.

Second marriage: In 2011, Aniston began a relationship with actor Justin Theroux. They tied the knot in 2015 and separated in 2017. They're pictured in February 2017

Aniston entered into her second marriage with actor Justin Theroux in 2015, after beginning their relationship in 2011. However, the couple eventually parted ways in 2017. A photo of the two was taken in February of that year.

He's a fan: Will & Grace star Sean Hayes took the opportunity to get his picture snapped with Aniston and Sandler backstage

Sean Hayes, known for his role in the sitcom Will & Grace, showed his admiration by posing for a photo with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler backstage.

Singled out: Another recipient of a special award was Gwen Stefani, seen here posing backstage with Aniston

Gwen Stefani was among the special recipients of an award at the event. Moschino designer Jeremy Scott presented her with the esteemed Fashion Icon Award. The talented singer, who is 50 years old, chose to wear a custom Scott gown to the occasion. After receiving her trophy, Gwen gave a shout-out to her beau Blake Shelton, calling him an icon. She also credited her love for fashion to her mom and grandmother, describing it as an instinctual part of her. The No Doubt frontwoman thanked the fashion professionals in her life for teaching her all that she knows. She dedicated the award to her son Zuma and sent a loving message to country music star and The Voice co-star Blake Shelton. Shelton himself won the award for Country Artist Of 2019.

Stylish star: Stefani was presented with the People's Choice Fashion Icon Award by Moschino designer Jeremy Scott

Fashionable celebrity Stefani was honored with the prestigious People’s Choice Fashion Icon Award, which was given to her by the renowned Moschino designer, Jeremy Scott.

Thrilled: The singer, 50, naturally wore a custom Scott gown for the occasion and after collecting her trophy, she gave a shout-out to beau Blake Shelton, saying 'Look, Icon!'

Excited: The renowned vocalist, who is 50 years old, looked stunning in a Scott-designed dress at the event. She expressed her gratitude after receiving the award and also gave a special mention to her partner Blake Shelton, calling him an “Icon”!

In her genes: Stefani credited her lifelong love of clothes to her mom and grandmother, calling it an 'instinctual' part of her

It’s no secret that Stefani has always been passionate about fashion. She attributes this to her family, specifically her mother and grandmother, who passed down their love for clothes to her. She describes it as an inherent, natural part of her personality.

Celebration: Shelton himself didn't go home empty handed; he was the winner of the award for Country Artist Of 2019

Shelton had a victorious moment at the event as he was bestowed with the prestigious award for being the Country Artist Of 2019. His effort and dedication towards his work paid off and he was able to take home a well-deserved accolade.

During the awards ceremony, US soccer player Alex Morgan gave singer Pink the People’s Champion Award as recognition for her unwavering commitment to activism, advocacy, and philanthropy. At 40 years old, Pink shared some personal details about how her family background greatly influenced her passions. She revealed that she was born into a family of activists, where her mother worked as an ER nurse, and her father was popularly known as “Mr. Cause.” From a young age, she had been actively participating in protests, including marching on Washington when she was only three years old. Pink emphasized that what matters most to her is not politics but kindness, decency, and humanity, especially towards children. She believes that being kind is an act of rebellion in today’s world and encourages people to help others who are less fortunate. Finally, Pink pointed out that there is a planet that needs help, and it feels good and powerful to offer assistance.

Good works: US soccer star Alex Morgan presented singer Pink with the People's Champion Award for her dedication to activism, advocacy and philanthropy

US soccer sensation Alex Morgan had the honor of presenting the People’s Champion Award to Pink in recognition of her remarkable efforts in activism, advocacy and philanthropy.

Engaged in fight: Pink, 40, spoke about how her background influenced her passions, saying she was born into an 'activist family' and has been 'marching on Washington' since age three

During a recent interview, Pink, at the age of 40, opened up about her involvement in activism and how it has been influenced by her family background. She shared that she was born into a family of activists and has been participating in protests and demonstrations since the tender age of three, including marching on Washington.

Passionate: 'I don't care about your politics, I care about your kids,' the mom of two said. 'I care about decency and humanity and kindness'

Full of fervor, the mother of two emphasized that she is not concerned about one’s political beliefs but rather about the welfare of their children. To her, exhibiting decency, humanity, and kindness are of utmost importance.

At the recent People’s Choice Awards, Zendaya and Cole Sprouse emerged as the big winners of the night. Zendaya was awarded for her roles in Spider-Man Close to Home and HBO’s Euphoria, winning Female Movie Star of 2019 and Drama TV Star of 2019 respectively. Meanwhile, Cole Sprouse won twice as well, receiving Drama Movie Star of 2019 for Five Feet Apart, which he dedicated to cystic fibrosis patients, and Male TV Star of 2019 for Riverdale. Heartthrob Noah Centineo was also recognized and awarded as the Comedy Movie Star of 2019 for The Perfect Date. In his acceptance speech, Noah expressed his gratitude towards his fans, acknowledging that they have given him the platform to do what he loves and make a positive impact on the world. He ended his speech by reminding everyone that what truly matters is not what one has done, but what they do with it for the benefit of others.

Two trophies: Zendaya, 23, took home the People's Choice Awards for Female Movie Star of 2019 for Spider-Man Close To Home and Drama TV Star of 2019 for her role on HBO's Euphoria

Zendaya, aged 23, was recently awarded two People’s Choice Awards. She won the Female Movie Star of 2019 for Spider-Man Close To Home and Drama TV Star of 2019 for her performance in the HBO series Euphoria.

Double winner: Cole Sprouse, 27, won Drama Movie Star Of 2019 for Five Feet Apart and also Male TV Star Of 2019 for Riverdale

Cole Sprouse, aged 27, was a double winner at the recent awards ceremony. He received the Drama Movie Star Of 2019 award for his outstanding performance in Five Feet Apart. Additionally, he also won the Male TV Star Of 2019 for his role in the popular television series, Riverdale. His splendid talent and dedication towards his craft have earned him immense recognition and appreciation from his fans and critics alike.

Heartthrob: Comedy Movie Star Of 2019 went to hNoah Centineo for The Perfect Date. 'Thank you, everyone, at home. You are the reason I'm on this stage,' the actor, 23, said

The 2019 Heartthrob Comedy Movie Star award was granted to Noah Centineo for his role in The Perfect Date. During his acceptance speech, the 23-year-old actor expressed gratitude towards his fans, stating that they were the reason for his success.

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