Jennifer Aniston made a virtual appearance to honor her father, John Aniston, at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night. John Aniston received the John, 88, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony for his 37-year portrayal of Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives. Aniston praised her father for his career.
In a video message, the actress said: “This is a truly special moment for me. It is an opportunity not only to pay tribute to a true icon in the television world, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate the lifelong achievements of a great and respected actor, who also happens to be my father. John Aniston has worked consistently for television for over half a century.”
The friends star claimed her father’s career is literally the “definition of lifetime achievement.” She added, “For over 30 years, his dedication to that show has earned him respect and admiration for his fellow actors, deep friendships and millions of fans around the world.”
Although Aniston’s father was unable to attend the ceremony in person, he received a huge round of applause from the public for his iconic career at this year’s Daytime Awards ceremony. In 1990, Jennifer’s father spoke about her in an interview with E! while talking about her acting talents even before Friends aired on television. He spoke mainly about her natural talent for comedy, saying, “The comedic instinct she has in flawless. That’s her greatest asset.”