Jennifer Aniston Says She’s Skipping The Emmys Over Her Personal Safety As Delta Variant Rages On

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September 14, 2021 9:17PM EDT

Jennifer Aniston said she ‘will not beryllium going’ to the 2021 Emmy Awards connected Sept. 19, but manager Ben Winston volition judge connected her behalf if she wins her nomination, during an interrogation connected ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’

Jennifer Aniston, 52, is not taking immoderate chances erstwhile it comes to the dependable dispersed of COVID-19 and the Delta variant strain, which is doubly arsenic contagious arsenic the archetypal microorganism and doubly arsenic apt to origin hospitalizations, according to a caller British study. The histrion appeared connected Jimmy Kimmel Live connected Sept. 13 and admitted that though she’s nominated for an Emmy Award this year, she won’t beryllium attending the ceremonial for information reasons. “No, I volition not beryllium going,” she said during the interview, adding that shaper and manager Ben Winston volition be and judge connected her behalf, if her information for the Friends reunion wins. “This is simply a large measurement for maine to conscionable beryllium here. Just babe steps.”

She explained to Jimmy that she’s been staying location a batch ever since the pandemic deed successful aboriginal 2020 and has lone been going retired to movie the 2nd play of her show, The Morning Show, bash press, and safely sojourn friends Courteney Cox and Jason Bateman. “We had this small bubble of friends — convey God, I emotion each of you truthful overmuch — but yeah, it was hard. Weird times,” she said.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston looking large astatine a Emmys event. (Shutterstock)

Although Jennifer has decided not to be this year’s Emmys ceremony, the TV Academy is readying connected taking information precautions to each those who bash determine to attend. Some of the precautions see limiting the amusement to astir 600 guests, holding the lawsuit successful an open-air structure connected the L.A. Live platform successful downtown Los Angeles, and requiring a impervious of vaccination and impervious of a antagonistic COVID-19 trial effect for each guest.

Unlike this year’s ceremony, past year’s Emmys were afloat virtual and Jennifer appeared successful the peculiar on with Jimmy to manus retired the archetypal award. She ended up extinguishing a trash tin occurrence during the sum erstwhile a stint involving burning the winner’s envelope went wrong.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston poses successful a gorgeous dress. (Shutterstock)

Luckily Jennifer won’t person to interest astir that this clip astir erstwhile she enjoys the amusement from the comfortableness of helium ain home. Friends: The Reunion, which aired earlier successful the year, is nominated for a full of four Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, and Outstanding Variety Special.