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Jennifer Aniston & Other Award Season Contenders Speak On Stage About Their Hit Films!

Jennifer Aniston & Other Award Season Contenders Speak On Stage About Their Hit Films!

Jennifer Aniston is beaming on stage at Deadline’s The Contenders on stage discussion with the stars held at the DGA Theater on Saturday (November 1) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actress discussed her work in Cake, for which she is getting award season buzz!

“It’s our little love project,” Jennifer said on stage. “When I read the script, I was ready to disappear.” She also added about not wearing makeup for filming, “So fabulous, and so dreamy and empowering and liberating. The only time I had to sit in the makeup chair was just for scars.”

Also participating in the event are other award season contenders including Fury‘s Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal, Boyhood‘s Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, Kill the Messenger’s Jeremy Renner, and Get on Up‘s Chadwick Boseman.

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Aniston and more at the on stage discussion…

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    SHE is so cute!

  • forrest gump

    hese so called ‘stars’ forgot to brush their teeth.

  • June

    There is more to acting than not wearing makeup Jen! Is this her main narrative, not wearing makeup? She is a joke.

    No one wanted Cake, so the film’s own producers had to create a distribution arm to get this film out!

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Jen is looking gorgeous, yup ! A natural beauty !
    JBA, thanks for your former comment and for supporting Reese.
    JBA, my Icon shows not Smart Water.
    It symbolizes my abitity to make OOBEs and give healing energy to other people by OOBE.
    JBA, I had very very less time the 7 days before. Next days I will have a bit more time. Well, I hope so.

    Have a nice day and a nice night dream of Jen, JBA !

  • DeeDee00

    Love me some Jen Aniston

  • guest

    Deadline sure has been pushing the “Jen worthy of an Oscar” story. Now I see why. She agreed to appear at their fledgling conference in exchange for the glowing reviews they wrote for her movie which didn’t even sell. So her PR made a little deal. Girl can’t act, no matter how much they try to convince the public otherwise.

  • mm366

    Jennifer Aniston for a very long time and in way too many roles did depend on her channeling of her Friends character “Rachel Green” and that has typecast her “with her permission.” I have seen flashes of what could be her stretching out; having more confidence in delving deeper in first “Friends With Money” which was actually not a bad movie at all imo and even in “The Miller’s” no matter how silly and formulaic as it was, there was something a little different she was trying to project. This silly anti Jennifer Aniston bs is tired, old and juvenile and I really don’t get the personal pile on that happens on this board re: her. It’s childish..

  • Irvin Dudeck

    Have you seen CAKE. I did at TIFF and Aniston was incredible. I am still thinking about her performance. I was never a big fan but she was amazing as a woman suffering from chronic pain and lots more. Lots of movies that have sold never see the light of day. I am glad she will have a chance for award recognition. See it if you can

  • naomie

    To those criticzing for Jen and her getting Oscar buzz. Atleast her film is out and was seen by people in order to get Oscar Buzz. Why is there so much buzz over Unbroken when no one has even seen it? How come it has no early reviews or premiere at any major film festivals? That shows the film must not be good enough then. We all know Joile PR team is creating the buzz for her film. It will probably be better then her debut, but don’t expect it to sweep the Oscars. Not when there are strong films like Gone Girl, Boyhood, Whiplash , Instersteller are all in the race for the gold.

  • Anna

    The lovely Jen is totally deserving of an Oscar. She’s paid her dues many times over as well. Let this be her year!

  • June

    Cake is 50% at Rotten Tomatoes with very average reviews.
    Her film was so bad that no distributor bought it at TIFF! Her buzz is all from Deadline & Pete Hammond, her new BFF.

    Unbroken has amazing source material and team behind it. The buzz is based on trailers and the fact that the story will be amazing based on the book. Unbroken does not need festivals to create buzz or find a buyer, which is why many films do the festival route.

  • June

    Paid her dues? Delusional much?
    It is not her year. It is Jullianne Moore’s Pike’s, Reese’s, Jone’s, Streep’s, Blunt’s….. no room for stale Cake.

    You do not win Oscars because you wore no make up.

  • Kim

    I haven’t seen one list where she is mentioned with other possible Oscar nominees.Which lists mention her?

  • Kim

    Middle aged and cute

  • June

    Puppies are cute…..45 desperate women who buy their own films are not cute.

    Paying to distribute your own film is equal to buying yourself flowers on Valentines Day.

  • Kathy

    Out … where? It was seen in two screenings at ONE film festival. It wasn’t even an evening opening and very few critics saw it. No one has seen Amy Adams or Meryl Streep’s films either. Ang’s film is distributed by Universal Pictures. Jen’s by Cinelou. HUGE difference. Buy a clue!

  • CLX

    I find it so sad that not wearing make-up was such a huge deal for her. Empowering? Really? I don’t think she understands the definition of that word.

  • Joy B Angie

    You are right as usual, DRF, Jen looks GORGEOUS !!!
    Wonderful smile, perfect skin, golden hire – a real Golden Girl !
    Patricia Arquette looks like her 10 years older sister.
    * * * * *
    Your icon is interesting – like a molecule of the Universe.
    Saying honestly I saw Putin in the night dream 2 days ago, but I feel like a new energy since yesterday.
    I feel a bigger inner power – like after the summer sport camp. Can it be a result of the OOBE ?
    * * * * *
    Reese looks good too – especially with these high-heels-boots. “Water to Elephants” is a great movie.
    A great story and a great acting.
    * * * * *
    It’s so nice Jen’s thread works properly now
    and we can see she is all right and looks so fresh -
    her firm style itself. Whatelse.
    * * * * *
    Have a nice day, DRF, life is good :)

  • shoes4life

    Just the gossip rags. Her pr team is trying to put it out there until it catches on. Get ready to be bombarded by Aniston pr tactics to sell her lackluster acting after all these years as Oscar worthy. If she could pay cash for it right now she would.

  • PWats

    Been so quiet on the Aniston front and there she is! Hey there Jen!

  • anustin

    Nah…don’t think she knows what she’s talking about!!!!the end.

  • Kathy

    LOL1!!!! And the campaign begins.

  • Goose

    I am 42 and have never worn make up so by her standards I am empowered? Ha. More like she’s weak for depending on a crutch to make herself feel good enough to look at. If guys don’t wanna look at me then I figure they’re not the kinda guy I’d like to be around. Why is it such a given that all women are supposed to wear makeup? Pfft.

  • Goose

    None this is just to get people to see it.

  • Jen

    The whole hating on Jennifer Aniston and insulting her acting act is so tiresome. I don’t and never will understand the hate this woman gets. She seems like a sweet, down to earth woman. She never speaks bad about anybody and for the most part keeps to herself. What has she done that was so bad? Sure, she tends to play the same character in just about every single one of her films, but again, why is that so bad? Funny thing is, people complain that she has no diversity and rage, but when she finally does a project that is out of the norm for her, she STILL gets criticized. What gives? You criticize her for playing the same character over and over and then when she does something different, you still want to criticize. Or are we hating on her because she divorced Brad Pitt? What is so wrong with that? Brad openly admits that he “fell in love” with Angelina Jolie on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” I’d dare to even say that Brad most likely cheated on Jennifer with Angelina. Oh but wait, we want to hate on a woman he divorced a man that didn’t want her, but we want to constantly praise Brad and Angelina because apparently they are the most magnificent, glorious, unstoppable couple on this planet? Please. People are so ridiculous. Jennifer hasn’t done anything wrong and continues to be gracious and sweet, yet she gets so much hate.

  • naomie

    You guys are defending Jolie’s film probably cos you like her. How do you know source material is good when no one has seen or critiqued the film? Most Best Pic nom/Winners usually did have early reviews and get premiered at major film festivals. That is a fact. The only Best Pic Winners I can think of that didn’t premiere at film festivals were the LOTR films, but LOTR was a masterpiece. Unbroken has hype for no reason around it probably cos Jolie PR team is behind it. How can a film be hyped up so much when no one has seen it or no critics have seen it either? The ones creating the so-called Oscar Buzz are from Jolies camp probably. Nice try guys. And the trailer for Unbroken looks so Oscar-baity. It looks like its nothing special to be honest. Don’t give me nonsense that its ‘too good’ for early screenings or something. The whole hype around it is just so suspicious.

  • ashknewit

    The title of this post is puzzling. J Aniston, though a lovely woman, has never had a hit film in my memory.

  • Joy B Angie


  • Joy B Angie

    Im here to support my manly face Maniston. Go Jen!

  • Jen

    It is empowering. We live in a world where beauty trumps everything. It’s sad, but it is what it is. Girls think they look ugly without makeup and a lot wouldn’t be caught dead out in public without it on. So yeah, it is empowering for her to be without makeup. It’s not seen very often in a world where beauty and looks means everything.

  • Cheyenne

    Is Aniston out of her mind? Nobody is talking about her film being an award contender except for her and her publicist. After shopping the the film at TIFF and not finding any takers, they had to buy the film themselves to put it into limited distribution for one lousy week. She needs to take a seat and shut up.

  • Joy B Angie

    You are ridiculous as usual, FAKE Joy.


    who are these 45 desperate women you are speaking of?


    i know right…she’s adorable
    she’s natural


    you are a little scary – time to let the hate go, Mama June

  • Joy B Angie

    She has $ 150 millions without your advices, Cheyenne.
    Do you live in Bel Air ?
    Take a seat and shut up.

  • mm366

    Are you 12 because you sound about that young. It’s ridiculous and just goofy. What campaign? I’m an adult who posted her adult opinion. Grow up already.

  • Joy B Angie

    Can you people leave my Maniston alone!!

  • disqus_KUearCf20y

    I think she used to be really good but she got lazy. All the support she received from the divorce could have been used to take risk in her work. She would have got away with anything people still would have watched. Instead she began a mediocre comedy stick which is more to do with money and staying in her comfort zone than anything else. Now at 45 her career is a joke no one takes her seriously. If she wants to gain back Hollywood’s respect first she needs to stop talking about what an astonishing achievement is to play ugly in a film. It’s not it’s called acting. She will only ever win an Oscar if she’s willing to put her beach barbie complex aside. That being said i’m still rooting for her even though i like Angelina better.

  • Joy B Angie

    Two my comments disappeared.
    Just great.

  • double d

    I remember the scene in Bruce Almighty where she was crying and praying to God that she didn’t want to love him and that’s when I saw what she could do.They don’t give her anything to work with.I think she probably wanted to distribute the film herself just so she could do something real and not fluff.She’s got enough money that she doesn’t care if her movies make money.You can do what you love when you make that kind of money and not feel guilty that it doesn’t break even.