As mentioned in the site open, the Emmy nominations will be voted on starting in less than two weeks so it’s heavy campaigning for a final push, at least until after the nominations come out and those who are in the race pick it back up again. 


There was an FYC event for The Morning Show this weekend with Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Tig Notaro, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, and Nestor Carbonell in attendance. Reese Witherspoon wasn’t there, likely due to some kind of scheduling issue. A note on Nestor though because he’s actually in two drama series that will be hoping to contend in the Outstanding Drama category and The Morning Show might actually be lagging behind in the race in comparison to the other one: Shōgun. Shōgun has submitted in 40 categories at the Emmys, including a submission for Nestor as Guest Actor in a Drama Series. When the nominations actually get announced in July, many people are expecting Shōgun to be the heavyweight – as it should!


Anyway, back to The Morning Show and specifically Jennifer Aniston who is one of the co-producers and of course is in the running for a nomination for Best Actress Drama. Jen won a SAG award for her role as Alex Levy but has not won an Emmy for this performance. To date she has one Emmy win, from back in 2002 for Friends and has been nominated once for The Morning Show in the lead actress category. And it’s a tight category this year because she’s in contention alongside Reese Witherspoon, Imelda Staunton, fresh two-time Oscar winner Emma Stone, and also Shōgun’s Anna Sawai who, at this point in the race, is currently considered the frontrunner – as she should be! This is my weekly appeal to you to watch Shōgun, not just because it’s the best new drama of 2024 but because, you want to keep up with the awards race, you cannot ignore the series that has the most heat. 


All this to say, yes, even though Jen and Reese are so well-known and have all kinds of clout in the industry, because of Shōgun and the popularity and power of the other actors and series in contention, they actually do have to throw some push behind The Morning Show’s campaign. Which is what we’re seeing here and Jen showing up in a not-black dress. Still her silhouette, so it’s not that much of a stretch,  but it is rare to see her wearing something that has some colour. And she appears to be keeping her hair this length at the chin – this has been, what, about six months now? This surprises me because when she had her hair this length two decades ago she talked about how much she hated it and couldn’t wait for it to grow out. 


Here's my note though about the hair that no one asked for: at this length, the side part isn’t working. At this length I wish she’d move over to a middle part. The side part here looks dated and boring. 

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