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We imagine Jennifer Aniston won't be getting much sleep tonight.
The Oscar nominations are being announced at 8:30 a.m. ET tomorrow and many award pundits predict her name will be called in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category for her work in Cake (in theaters on Jan. 23).
However, the former Friends star insists she'll be sleeping during the big announcement.
"I'll be in bed," she told me earlier tonight at the Cake premiere at the ArcLight in Hollywood. "I'll be in bed with my beloved [Justin Theroux] and my dogs dreaming wild little dreams."
Aniston insists she won't be setting her alarm.
"I'm not going to torture myself," she said, laughing. "My phone rang yesterday at five o'clock in the morning and I was like, 'What's happening? Who's dead? Is today Thursday?'"
In Cake, Aniston stars as a woman suffering from chronic pain as the result of a horrific accident. She not only becomes addicted to prescription painkillers, she also becomes obsessed with the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
Aniston wore little makeup and had prosthetic scarring across her face and body for the film.
She loved going glamour-free. "It's one the most liberating things," Aniston told me in September at the movie's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. "It was incredible."
Aniston was up for her first Golden Globe for a film role on Sunday and is also nominated for a Critics' Choice Award (they're being handed out tomorrow night) and a Screen Actors Guild Award on Jan. 25.
"Honestly, there were a lot of actresses who were campaigning for the role," director Daniel Barnz said. "And then we found out she was interested. We had been long time fans. And the thing about Jen is she's so warm and she's such an innately forgivable person that it just made sense to put her into a character that's kind of acerbic and hard and difficult. It seemed like a perfect marriage."