Jennifer Aniston tears up as she accepts the People’s Icon Award from friend Adam Sandler

01:24 PM | 12 Nov, 2019
Jennifer Aniston tears up as she accepts the People’s Icon Award from friend Adam Sandler

Jennifer Aniston is an icon!

Jennifer Aniston was honoured with the second-ever People’s Icon Award at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, November 10.

Actor and comedian Adam Sandler presented his Just Go With It and Murder Mystery co-star with the award, along with the most heartfelt speech. He introduced her as “an incredible, caring role model with the biggest heart,” adding, “She’s exactly the way you think she is, everybody.”

“Adam! When did you get so mushy?!” Aniston said to her Murder Mystery costar in her Icon speech. “Oh, my God, I love this man with all my heart. This is one of the kindest human beings you’ll ever meet.”

“Thank you for this incredible honor. This town throws out a lot of awards, but the People’s Choice, this has always been special to me. As actors, we don’t do this for critics or for each other, or to make out families proud, you know? We do this for the money,” Aniston joked, drawing cheers from the audience. “No, I’m just kidding, we do it for you guys, we really do,” she said. “None of us could do what we do if it was not for all of you, and you all have been so good to me.

The star added, “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 — it was 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 … You believed in us, you really did, and you believed in those very impossibly large apartments.”

To conclude her speech, Aniston thanked her fans and supporters. “You paved the way for everything that I’ve had a chance to do since and it feels so good, also, that I get to be back on television, where it all started,” she said. “Thank you for being on this journey with me, and just, I love you guys.”

Fans were in tears over Aniston’s speech, as well as Sandler's. The two actors also won comedy movie of 2019 for Murder Mystery.

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