Aniston jokes about Oscar snub

Aniston jokes about Oscar snub

Jennifer Aniston has joked that it was "almost just as good" to be snubbed for an Oscar than nominated.

The 'Cake' star - who was one actress on the list of the most shocking snubs from this year's Academy Award nominations - has revealed that she was "flattered" by the many messages from disgruntled friends and fans who insisted that she should have received a nod.

She shared: "I was amazed at how many messages of 'Shocked!' 'F**k 'em!' and 'Robbed!' I got.

"I found it quite endearing and flattering that I had so many people rooting for me. It was almost just as good to be number one snubbed than to be nominated. Now I don't have any pressure."

The 45-year-old actress also revealed that she took on the role of Claire Simmons, a bereaved addict, so she could alleviate some of her own doubts about her ability.

She said: "I needed to do it so I could prove to myself that I was able to do it. So I wasn't sitting there frustrated that I wasn't getting certain parts because they knew something I didn't know - which was that I couldn't do it …

"It's something I hadn't done before. To take on such a wonderfully layered, complex character."

Jennifer - who has been engaged to Justin Theroux since 2012 - also admitted that his support guided her towards the role in the drama.

She told The Huffington Post newspaper: "I have a level of ease right now in my life. I have an unbelievable partner who supports me and loves me and makes me feel like there's nothing I cannot do.

"There is something about having a partner who supports you that kind of allows you to have a real 'f**k-it' attitude. I gotta just go for everything, cause if I fall down on my face, I got my buddy right here to dust me off and say let's keep going."

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