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Jennifer Aniston has won her first dramatic actress nomination.

Jennifer Aniston Celebrating First Dramatic Actress Emmy Nomination

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By Emily Reily

The Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and actress Jennifer Aniston has received her first Emmy nod for a dramatic role for her work in Apple TV Plus' "The Morning Show." Aniston plays TV news anchor Alex Levy.

Aniston has always been known as primarily a comedic actress, especially through her work as Rachel Green on the long-running sitcom "Friends," though she's already gained recognition for her latest role.

Last winter she got a Golden Globe nomination and won a SAG award for "The Morning Show," so she's certainly in the running to win an Emmy this year.

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Jennifer Aniston is mostly known for playing Rachel Green on 'Friends.'
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The last time Aniston was nominated for an Emmy was for supporting comedy actress on the show in 2000 and 2001. And in 2002, she got three more nominations for playing Rachel. She won her only Emmy so far that year.

Aniston got yet another Emmy nod for appearing on "30 Rock" in 2009, playing a friend of Liz Lemon, who was portrayed by Tina Fey.

So it's been about 11 years since Aniston was nominated for anything.

'The Morning Show' racked up several Emmy nominations.
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Aniston joins a talented set of actresses who are also receiving Emmy nods for dramatic roles, including Olivia Colman (for “The Crown”); Jodie Comer (for “Killing Eve”); Sandra Oh (for “Killing Eve”); Zendaya (for “Euphoria”), and Laura Linney (for “Ozark”).

"The Morning Show" also racked up nominations for her co-star, Steve Carell, who's currently on Netflix' "Space Force," and got nods for outstanding main title design and outstanding production design for a narrative contemporary program.

Actors Billy Cudrup and Mark Duplass received nominations for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for "The Morning Show," so it seems like it's bound to win something.

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Actress Lisa Kudrow spoke to Aniston about her role on "The Morning Show" in June for Variety's "Actors On Actors" series.

Kudrow told Aniston:

“You did the work. It was just really clear. You were this other person. And you are poised, but it was a different shade of poise, maturity. It was just really thrilling,”

Aniston thanked Nancy Banks, her acting coach, who she says is an "incredible woman," who has shown her a new world in her craft.

“I feel like I’ve discovered a whole new doorway into what we do — into acting — that I’d never, in all the years, even thought about. I have a whole new tool belt.”

Say goodbye to the old Rachel.
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There is no doubt that Aniston is entering new territory with her dramatic actress nod, so it will be interesting to watch this next stage in her career.

@etnow tweeted: "Say goodbye to gal pal Rachel Green, cause Jennifer Aniston scored her first Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for #TheMorningShow."

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 72nd Emmy Awards, which takes place on Sept. 20 on ABC.

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