FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
JENNIFER ANISTON: What? Oh, my gosh. This is
so unbelievable. What a room.
You know, I was thinking back to when I was a
little girl, and I would -- I didn't have a VCR but I
had a tape recorder and I would tape LaVerne & Shirley,
Happy Days and -- on my tape deck, and I would listen to
these episodes in my head. And I would just think, "I'm
going to, one day, I'm going to do that. I really know
I'm going to get out of this house" -- that's another
story -- "and I am going to be on there, I'm going to be
And then I got a Bob's Big Boy commercial, and
I got into SAG, and that's -- that was a hum- -- very
humble beginnings, but you have to start somewhere.
So I just have to say I'm so grateful, first of
all, Kerry Ehrin our extraordinary head writer, who
created these, not just one, but so many characters that
are so layered and complicated and messy and ugly and
just beautifully human. And boy, did we get to dive
deep into our own experiences and our own history and
really be able to breathe life into these extraordinary
I mean, who knew that emotional breakdowns felt
that good. It was literally, like, you know,
seven months of therapy covered about 20 years of work.
So thank you for watching that.
And just every actor in this room, Mimi Leder,
our fearless leader, Michael Ellenberg.
Reese Witherspoon -- where are you? -- my
partner in crime. I love, girl. It took 20 years, but
we did it, finally.
And my producing partner Kristin Hahn, Amanda
Anka, Kristin, top of the hill. Laura Canon, dreams do
come true, honey.
And all of you, your performances inspire me.
For years. I feel like we've kind of grown up together,
and I'm just -- I know that you know the few times I've
been invited back into this room over the last
20-something years, it's been so special, the times that
I've been invited. And to be up here is truly an honor.
Oh, Adam Sandler, your performance is
extraordinary and your magic is real, buddy. I love