Jennifer Aniston Finds ‘Silver Lining’ in Oscar Snub on ‘Ellen’ (Video)

The actress was not nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in “Cake”

Jennifer Aniston has found the “silver lining” in missing out on an Academy Award nomination for her critically acclaimed performance in “Cake.”

“I’m the number one snubbed,” Aniston joked with Ellen DeGeneres during the comedian’s daytime talk show on Monday. “That’s the silver lining.”

Aniston was an awards season favorite this year for playing a depressed drug addict suffering from chronic pain after a terrible car accident. She received a Golden Globe nomination, as well as a Critics Choice Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She still has a chance at winning the latter, but did not take home an award at the other two ceremonies.

The former sitcom star best known for playing Rachel on “Friends” previously addressed the snub by saying she’d “be lying” if she didn’t say she was a little disappointed.


Still, Aniston maintained on Monday that she is “shocked and amazed” that the small indie, which hasn’t even been released yet, has gotten so much attention. She’s particularly proud of how her work highlights the struggle that real people face every day.

“What’s been so incredible is the amount of people that have come out to me, who are suffering with chronic pain and in the same situation,” Aniston said. “It’s unbelievable how much positivity it is bringing to those who are silently suffering. It’s a beautiful, hopeful movie.”

Watch the interview.