Many people were surprised to see Jennifer Aniston's name distinctly absent from the list of best actress nominations released by the Academy Awards recently. Aniston won a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in the drama category for her leading role in the gritty drama Cake. 

As the Oscars nominations were released each of Aniston's four peers, who shared the category on the Globes list, were announced and the fifth name taking the final place on the list was, Marion Cotillard for Two Days One Night, not Jenifer Aniston. Cotillard is an Oscars darling with one win already under her belt, from the 2007 Edith Piaf feature, La Vie En Rose. 

Aniston opened up to The Hollywood Reporter in the January 20 edition, which has also made the Friends star their covergirl, about her disappointment at what some are considering an 'oscars snub'. She explained that she has received a lot of support from friends who share her disappointment. "I know a lot of people were sorry," she tells the publication, one day after nominations, "I feel I've gotten such wonderful love – I had almost more phone calls and flowers than I did for any other nomination [in the past]."

True to form, Aniston is taking the knock-back in her stride as she appears in a sunny mood in the beautiful and relaxed pictures in the magazine, which were shot by Ruven Afanador. 

Jennifer Aniston opens up about Oscars snub

Jennifer Aniston opens up about Oscars snub

Jennifer Aniston opens up about Oscars snub