The road to Oscar is paved with friends

January 7, 2015 15:58:23 Posted at January 7, 2015 15:58:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Between Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston, who wants it more? Oscar, obviously. He’s basically giving an interview every five minutes and getting engaged and possibly having babies. She’s doing Q&As every other day, screening her movie, and covering every magazine that will take her – and they’ll ALL take her.

Here she is on the cover of the new issue of InStyle, perfectly timed. She’s talking about her diet, how she eats pasta now, how she doesn’t care anymore if she goes up a size. She addresses her “challenging companionship” and why she and Justin Theroux were ready for each other.

Click here to read about that.

It’s been a full-on assault for two months now and it’s working, she’s gaining. We’re four days from the Golden Globes, a week from Oscar nominations, and she’s still gaining, still working. With help. With a lot of help.

Yesterday it was over at Arianna Huffington’s house. Huffington hosted a lunch for her friend Jennifer Aniston to celebrate Cake. And they invited cameras. Theroux was there to support her. So was Chelsea Handler. Even Salma Hayek showed up. So many of them are showing up. When Sandra Bullock won the Oscar a few years ago for The Blind Side, they gave her a standing ovation. And this is how she opened her acceptance speech:

“Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down?”

What would Jennifer Aniston say in her acceptance speech?

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