Jennifer Aniston virtually honored her father, John Aniston, at the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night.
John, 88, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony for his 37-year portrayal of Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives.Suzanne Rogers, John’s Days of Our Lives costar, introduced the award before a video of Jennifer played on the screen at the ceremony.
In the clip, Jennifer praised her father’s illustrious career.
“This is truly a special moment for me,” Jennifer, 53, said. “It’s an opportunity to not only pay tribute to a true icon in the daytime television world, but it’s also a chance to recognize the lifelong achievements of a great and well-respected actor, who also happens to be my dad.”
“John Aniston has been working in television consistently for over half a century,” Jennifer continued, before listing her father’s lengthy list of credits.
The actress said her father worked on all these projects “all while simultaneously appearing in every soap opera imaginable. You name it, I’m sure he’s been on it.”
“For over 30 years, his dedication to that show has gained him respect and admiration of his fellow actors, deep friendships and thrilled millions of fans around the world,” she concluded. “His career is literally the definition of lifetime achievement.”