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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "Cake," poses at the premiere of the film at Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles. At long last, many critics saw Aniston fulfill potential first revealed in 2002's art-house hit "The Good Girl" in an even darker, more daring role in the drama "Cake," in which she plays a drug-addicted woman in chronic physical and emotional pain. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File )
Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "Cake," poses at the premiere of the film at Arclight Cinemas on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP )
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 16th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of New Line Cinema's "Horrible Bosses 2" on Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)
Jennifer Aniston seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of New Line Cinema's "Horrible Bosses 2" on Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)
Actress Jennifer Aniston attends a special screening of "Cake", hosted by the Cinema Society, Instyle and Grey Goose, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
U.S actress Jennifer Aniston poses for photographers at a photo call for Horrible Bosses 2 at a central London venue, London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston attends the press conference for "Cake" on day 6 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the "Cake" premiere at The Elgin Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere for "Cake" on day 5 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actors Sam Worthington and Jennifer Aniston attend the "Cake" premiere at The Elgin Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
U.S actress Jennifer Aniston poses for photographs at the photo call ahead of the European Premiere of Horrible Bosses, at the Dorchester Hotel in central London, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Jennifer Aniston, right, and Jeffrey Ross present the award for funniest M.F at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston, right, and Jeffrey Ross present the award for funniest M.F at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the SELF Magazine and Jennifer Aniston celebration for Mandy Ingber's new book "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover" by Seal Press at the Soho House on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the world premiere of "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" at the Pacific Design Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LIFETIME - EXCLUSIVE - Executive producers Jennifer Aniston, left, and Kristin Hahn, speak before Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television's premiere event for "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" at the Pacific Design Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in West Hollywood, Calif. "Call Me Crazy" debuts on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8 PM on Lifetime. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Lifetime/AP Images)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for favorite comedic movie actress at the People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for favorite comedic movie actress at the People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for best on-screen dirtbag at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for best on-screen dirtbag at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for best on-screen dirtbag at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television premiere screening "Five" at Skylight SoHo on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television premiere screening "Five" at Skylight SoHo on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "Horrible Bosses," walks the carpet at the premiere of the film, Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "Horrible Bosses," poses at the premiere of the film, Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "Horrible Bosses," gestures to photographers at the premiere of the film, Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Jennifer Aniston accepts the decade of hotness award at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for decade of hotness at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actors Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend HBO's "The Leftovers" season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center on Monday, June 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend HBO's "The Leftovers" season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center on Monday, June 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston attends a photo-call to promote the movie 'Just Go With It' in Berlin on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. The movie with the German titel 'Meine erfundene Frau' will launch in Germany on Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston attends a photo-call to promote the movie 'Just Go With It' in Berlin on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. The movie with the German titel 'Meine erfundene Frau' will launch in Germany on Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston arrives for the premiere of the movie 'Just Go With It' in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston arrives for the premiere of the movie 'Just Go With It' in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston in the press room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Jennifer Aniston in the press room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Jennifer Aniston is seen on the set of The Bounty at the center street court house in New York, Tuesday, August 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Donald Traill)
Jennifer Aniston is seen on the set of The Bounty at the center street court house in New York, Tuesday, August 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Donald Traill)
Jennifer Aniston is seen on the set of The Bounty at the center street court house in New York, Tuesday, August 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Donald Traill)
Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the press conference for "Life of Crime" on day 10 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
US actress Jennifer Aniston arrives for the German premiere of the movie "We're the Millers" at Cinestar cinema at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, Thursday evening Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Joerg Carstensen)
Die U.S.-Amerikanische Schauspielerin Jennifer Aniston zusammen mit Regiesseur Payton Reed und Filmpartner Vince Vaughn bei einem Photocall im Hamburger CimeMaxx-Kino, anlaesslich eines Special-Screenings des Kinofilms "Trennung mit Hindernissen".Hamburg am Montag, den 12. Juni 2006. (AP Photo/Morris Mac Matzen) -U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston with Director Payton Reed an U.S. Actor Vince Vaughn, from left, during a photocall for the Special-Screening of "The Break-Up" at the CineMaxx Cinema in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Monday June 12 2006. (AP Photo/Morris Mac Matzen)
American actor Jennifer Aniston poses for a photograph as she arrives for the Australian premier of her new movie "The Break-Up" in Sydney Monday, June 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Justin Theroux, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Justin Theroux, left, and Jennifer Aniston arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yes, Jennifer Aniston would like to thank the academy. But it won't be this year.

At long last, many critics saw Aniston fulfill potential first revealed in 2002's art-house hit "The Good Girl" in an even darker, more daring role in the drama "Cake," in which she plays a drug-addicted woman in chronic physical and emotional pain.

That performance earned the "Friends" star Golden Globe and Critics' Choice nominations, and this weekend, Aniston's performance also is up for a Screen Actors Guild award.

But the motion picture academy passed her by when it announced its nominations last week.

On the day after failing to receive the Oscar nomination, the 45-year-old Aniston was promoting "Cake," which opens Friday, while sitting just inches away from a poster touting her "Oscar-worthy performance."

"Well, there's 'Oscar-worthy,'" the actress said, with a grin. "The truth is, this movie hasn't even come out yet," she continued. "I feel so lucky that any of that has even happened on a movie that we started shooting not even a year ago. We started April 3rd of last year. I couldn't ask for more than that. "

But she has gotten at least a little bit more: The Golden Raspberry Foundation, best known for its loving slams of bad cinema with The Razzies, revealed a softer side last week when it announced a new category, the Razzie Redeemer Award, honoring former Razzie regulars who now are doing work worth applauding.

Aniston is a Redeemer Award nominee, thanks to her work in "Cake."

"That's so nice," she said, sincerely. "You get a Nice Razzie."

While never a winner, Aniston is a four-time Razzie nominee, primarily for roles in her string of generally poorly reviewed, but often commercially successful, romantic comedies.

Given how the rom-coms overwhelm her filmography, Aniston said she wasn't surprised when "Cake" director Daniel Barnz asked her to read for the emotionally complex role of Claire Simmons.

"You start to lose trust in yourself that you can do something such as that," Aniston explained. "So you actually start to say, 'Does the industry actually know something that I don't know? Can I do this?'"

Aniston gets to give at least one acceptance speech for her performance in "Cake." Just a week after Sunday's SAG Awards, the actress will head some 90 miles north of Hollywood to accept the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Montecito Award.

"It's been 25 years that I've been lucky enough to make a living doing what I love to do," Aniston said. "So, to keep having surprises and to keep surprising myself is so exciting. And I just want to do more of that."

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