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Pyrmont stabbing: Drug addicted teen slammed by a judge over ‘vile’ attack

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A long-time magistrate gasped in shock and looked away in disgust after being shown gruesome photos of injuries suffered by the man who was allegedly stabbed and kicked by a group of nine teenagers, including students from some of Sydney’s most exclusive schools. 

A 15-year-old – who cannot be identified – is the latest teenager so far charged over the ‘sadistic’ attack on a 36-year-old cyclist at Pyrmont last Friday.

 He faced Surry Hills Children’s Court on Wednesday where he was refused bail, even after his mother pledged to quit her job to ensure her son remain in home detention.

Magistrate Jeffrey Hogg gasped in shock and turned away after photos of the injuries suffered by the man were tendered in court.

The court heard the youngster had been involved in a social media group chat which some of the youths allegedly used to gloat about their attack hours after the crime.

A drug-addicted 15-year-old (above) who was allegedly part of a gang that stabbed and kicked a man leaving him blinded and in a coma, has had his actions slammed as 'vile' by a magistrate

A drug-addicted 15-year-old (above) who was allegedly part of a gang that stabbed and kicked a man leaving him blinded and in a coma, has had his actions slammed as 'vile' by a magistrate

A drug-addicted 15-year-old (above) who was allegedly part of a gang that stabbed and kicked a man leaving him blinded and in a coma, has had his actions slammed as ‘vile’ by a magistrate

The father of the 15-year-old leaves Surry Hills Children's Court after his son was refused bail. The boy's mother offered to quit her job to ensure the boy remained in home detention, but a magistrate said the allegations were so severe he could not release him

The father of the 15-year-old leaves Surry Hills Children's Court after his son was refused bail. The boy's mother offered to quit her job to ensure the boy remained in home detention, but a magistrate said the allegations were so severe he could not release him

The father of the 15-year-old leaves Surry Hills Children’s Court after his son was refused bail. The boy’s mother offered to quit her job to ensure the boy remained in home detention, but a magistrate said the allegations were so severe he could not release him

So far nine teenagers have been arrested over the disturbing attack in which a man was allegedly knocked off his bike and set upon by a gang, before being stomped on and stabbed in the eye

So far nine teenagers have been arrested over the disturbing attack in which a man was allegedly knocked off his bike and set upon by a gang, before being stomped on and stabbed in the eye

So far nine teenagers have been arrested over the disturbing attack in which a man was allegedly knocked off his bike and set upon by a gang, before being stomped on and stabbed in the eye   

Magistrate Hogg said it was concerning that someone so young needed to undergo drug and alcohol counselling, but was more worried about the lack of remorse that the group allegedly displayed in the hours after.

‘What occurred on the social media platform after the event is distinctly counter indicative of remorse,’ Magistrate Hogg said.

‘It’s a vile and horrific crime. The injuries are extraordinarily severe and life changing. 

‘There is a strong prosecution case and it is a matter, should the offenses be proved, that a custodial sentence is in my estimation inevitable.’

In submissions to the court, police prosecutor Kai Jiang described the alleged attack as ‘sadistic’. 

The teenager’s lawyer Veronica Love had earlier told the court that he had strong ties to the community and had suffered mental health issues.

Ms Love added that with the likelihood the matters will be heard in adult courts due to the serious nature of the allegations, it was likely the teenager would remained in juvenile detention until at least next year if refused bail. 

‘I ask Your Honour to consider the length of time this young person is likely to spend in custody considering the seriousness and the likelihood that will not be resolved in this court,’ she said. 

‘The young person is Year 10 at High School and he has in the past had some mental health issues.

‘This young person has never come before a court before and has never had any court alternatives. He has no history of violence.’

Eight teenagers have been arrested over a shocking stabbing attack on a 36-year-old man at Pyrmont, in Sydney, about 11pm on Friday night. The alleged assault by a group of youths (Pictured is a youth charged over the stabbing who cannot be identified) left the man in a coma and blind in one eye

Eight teenagers have been arrested over a shocking stabbing attack on a 36-year-old man at Pyrmont, in Sydney, about 11pm on Friday night. The alleged assault by a group of youths (Pictured is a youth charged over the stabbing who cannot be identified) left the man in a coma and blind in one eye

Eight teenagers have been arrested over a shocking stabbing attack on a 36-year-old man at Pyrmont, in Sydney, about 11pm on Friday night. The alleged assault by a group of youths (Pictured is a youth charged over the stabbing who cannot be identified) left the man in a coma and blind in one eye

Police prosecutor Peter Mort called it a 'sickening' attack and 'violence of the highest order', and flagging that they would likely be dealt with in an adult court

Police prosecutor Peter Mort called it a 'sickening' attack and 'violence of the highest order', and flagging that they would likely be dealt with in an adult court

'We have direct evidence from a witness, being what they saw and heard. They were in the proximity and they heard the words: '"They're going to stab him".' Mr Mort said

'We have direct evidence from a witness, being what they saw and heard. They were in the proximity and they heard the words: '"They're going to stab him".' Mr Mort said

The shocking allegations were revealed as two teenagers faced Surry Hills Children’s Court on Tuesday over the assault, with police prosecutor Peter Mort calling it a ‘sickening’ attack and ‘violence of the highest order’, and flagging that they would likely be dealt with in an adult court

The youths are due to reappear before Surry Hills Children's Court (pictured) on September 29

The youths are due to reappear before Surry Hills Children's Court (pictured) on September 29

The youths are due to reappear before Surry Hills Children’s Court (pictured) on September 29

Ms Love also told the court it could not yet be known whether the teenager knew a member of his group was carrying a knife when they allegedly attacked the man. 

But the youngster was remanded in custody to reappear in court on September 29.

A day earlier the same court heard allegations that the attack had potentially come in response to one girl, who was among the group, claiming the man had raped her.

The group, who ranged in age from 15 to 18, had hired an Airbnb in the city for Friday night. 

It is understood that at one point a man rode his bike past the apartment leading to a girl allegedly being asked: ‘Is that the one who raped you?’ .

She allegedly replied ‘yeah that’s the one’ and a group rushed downstairs to confront him.

The man was knocked off his hire bike and bashed, before a teenager allegedly ran in and ‘sliced’ his face seven times – before deliberately plunging the knife into his eye.

It is believed the attack may have been a case of mistaken identity, with the police calling him an ‘innocent victim’.

The court also heard details about the series of messages sent in the moments after the alleged crime.

In the texts, one of the 15-year-old boys allegedly brags to his friend in horrific detail about how the man was left blinded after being stabbed in the eye. 

The young man allegedly claimed seeing it unfold in front of him made him laugh.

It is understood the alleged attack may have been sparked by two girls who were among the group claiming they had been 'raped' or 'groped' by the victim, but NSW Police have said the man was an 'innocent victim'

It is understood the alleged attack may have been sparked by two girls who were among the group claiming they had been 'raped' or 'groped' by the victim, but NSW Police have said the man was an 'innocent victim'

It is understood the alleged attack may have been sparked by two girls who were among the group claiming they had been ‘raped’ or ‘groped’ by the victim, but NSW Police have said the man was an ‘innocent victim’

Police will rely on witness accounts, CCTV and mobile phone footage, and text messages sent by the alleged offenders as part of their case

Police will rely on witness accounts, CCTV and mobile phone footage, and text messages sent by the alleged offenders as part of their case

Police will rely on witness accounts, CCTV and mobile phone footage, and text messages sent by the alleged offenders as part of their case 

A 15-year-old allegedly sent these shocking text messages to a mate in the hours after he and his gang of mates allegedly bashed and stabbed their victim, leaving him blind in one eye and in a coma

A 15-year-old allegedly sent these shocking text messages to a mate in the hours after he and his gang of mates allegedly bashed and stabbed their victim, leaving him blind in one eye and in a coma

He allegedly detailed the incident in depth and claimed that seeing the incident unfold in front of him was 'so funny'

He allegedly detailed the incident in depth and claimed that seeing the incident unfold in front of him was 'so funny'

A 15-year-old allegedly sent these shocking text messages to a mate in the hours after he and his gang of mates allegedly bashed and stabbed their victim, leaving him blind in one eye and in a coma. He allegedly detailed the incident in depth and claimed that seeing the incident unfold in front of him was ‘so funny’ 

‘I stomped on him and gutted his head he got knocked out after I bottled him on the head,’ the youngster allegedly wrote in one text message.

‘I put the shattered bottle in his stomach and then jetted (a co-accused) slit his face like 15 times and stabbed him in the eye.’ 

It is believed the alleged attacker was then asked by his friend if he knew the man.

‘Nah mate. Ahahahaha he was in the wrong place at the wrong time,’ he allegedly replied.

‘He (a co-accused) stuck it in his eye. Put it in deeper and swivelled the knife around. So funny.’

Some other texts allegedly sent by a teenager are so graphic Daily Mail Australia has chosen not to publish them.

A magistrate called them the worst thing she has read in all her time working in law.  

NSW Police have so far arrested and charged nine youths over the horrific attack.

So far only two have been granted bail, with the rest remanded in custody until later this year. 

In refusing to grant one of them bail on Tuesday, Magistrate Mary Ryan described the allegations as among the worst things she had overseen.

‘Bail must be refused and with good reason, that I will detail so the community know why I am refusing bail for a 15-year-old with no previous criminal history,’ she said.

Magistrate Mary Ryan told Surry Hills Children's Court that in all her years working in the legal system she 'has never read anything so abhorrent' as the details of the alleged attack (Police are pictured at the scene of the attack)

Magistrate Mary Ryan told Surry Hills Children's Court that in all her years working in the legal system she 'has never read anything so abhorrent' as the details of the alleged attack (Police are pictured at the scene of the attack)

Magistrate Mary Ryan told Surry Hills Children’s Court that in all her years working in the legal system she ‘has never read anything so abhorrent’ as the details of the alleged attack (Police are pictured at the scene of the attack)

The alleged attackers and some friends had rented an Airbnb in the city for the night and CCTV footage from the apartment will be used in evidence.

The alleged attackers and some friends had rented an Airbnb in the city for the night and CCTV footage from the apartment will be used in evidence.

The alleged attackers and some friends had rented an Airbnb in the city for the night and CCTV footage from the apartment will be used in evidence.

‘The facts before me and the actions taken by these young persons are abhorrent. It is reading that offends the normal notions of what a civil society is.

‘There is an indication of his thoughts in the form of text messages (he allegedly sent) that are so concerning, that it is just something I’ve not read as facts from an adult who has carried out an offence – let alone a young 15-year-old.

‘As an adult, as a mother, as a grandmother, it is very upsetting that this young person has allegedly behaved in this manner and reported back to his friends about his behaviour.’ 

The alleged messages, combined with CCTV and mobile phone footage, and the accounts of eyewitnesses, are set to form a major part of the prosecution case. 

Some of the youngsters were arrested at their school this week.

Police prosecutor Peter Mort detailed allegations that as other youths fled, a 15-year-old remained behind stomping on the victim’s head while next to him a 16-year-old allegedly plunged the knife into him. 

‘We have evidence from a mobile phone, from a witness from a balcony nearby that we allege captures the incident,’ Mr Mort said. 

The 15-year-old boy was refused bail over the alleged attack, while his 16-year-old co-accused was allowed to go home under strict conditions

The 15-year-old boy was refused bail over the alleged attack, while his 16-year-old co-accused was allowed to go home under strict conditions

The 15-year-old boy was refused bail over the alleged attack, while his 16-year-old co-accused was allowed to go home under strict conditions

‘We have direct evidence from a witness, being what they saw and heard. They were in the proximity and they heard the words: ‘”They’re going to stab him”.

‘We allege this young person is seen stomping on the head of the victim while he is on the ground. The victim was unable to protect himself. 

‘We will allege a number of people from that group fled while he continued to stomp on the victim, and another co-accused joined.

‘A co-offender (allegedly) slashed the face of this male whilst he was on the ground.’

The victim remains in a coma in a Sydney hospital and is expected to lose his eye as a result of the attack. 

HOW THE SHOCKING INCIDENT ALLEGEDLY UNFOLDED:

Friday, July 31

– A group of teenagers aged between 15 and 18 hire an Airbnb unit in Pyrmont, Sydney, for the night

– Just before 11pm one of the girls among the group is allegedly asked by her friend ‘is that the guy that raped you?’ to which she replies ‘yeah it is’. Despite this, police do not believe the man was known to the group and called him an ‘innocent victim’

– In the wake of the girl’s claims some members of the group allegedly rushed downstairs, knocked the man off his hire bike and began to assault him

– A 16-year-old member of the group then allegedly ran in with a knife and used it to ‘slice’ the man’s face seven times, before plunging it into his eye

Saturday, August 1 

– After the group fled the area they allegedly began to send text messages in a social media chat about the attack

– One of the 15-year-old boys charged over the matter allegedly text his mate and said he found the incident humerous

– The text allegedly read: ‘He stuck it in his eye. Put it in deeper and swivelled the knife around. So funny.’

– An 18-year-old, 17-year-old and 15-year-old were arrested by police on Saturday

Sunday, August 2

– While the trio faced court for the first time, police arrested two more teens in relation to the alleged gang attack, both of them aged 16

Monday, August 3

– Two 15-year-old boys are arrested at Day Street Police Station and Killara

Tuesday, August 4

– As details of the attack are aired in court, veteran Magistrate Mary Ryan calls them among ‘the worst things she has ever read’ 

– Police also arrested two more youths over the alleged attack, taking the total to nine 

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‘World’s unluckiest man’ dies in house fire after surviving cancer, heroin addiction and robberies

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A man who described himself as the ‘world’s unluckiest man’ has died in a tragic house fire – after surviving cancer, a heroin addiction, several car accidents and countless robberies.

Paul Murphy, 62, gave himself the unfortunate title after revealing his long history of bad luck back in 2013.

Just when he thought his luck had finally turned around, his horrifically burned body was pulled from the wreckage of a house fire in Clemton Park, south west Sydney on August 29.  

Back in 2013, he’d lost a set of dentures during a night out on the town in Sydney, and was appealing with the local community to have them returned to him.

The then 55-year-old was living off a small pension, and simply couldn’t afford to buy a new set. 

The false teeth had been in his pocket rather than his mouth when he stumbled home because they hurt too much to wear constantly after he was attacked during a home invasion at his Redfern housing commission flat months earlier.

Paul Murphy, 62, earned the unfortunate title after revealing his long history of bad luck back in 2013

Paul Murphy, 62, earned the unfortunate title after revealing his long history of bad luck back in 2013

Paul Murphy, 62, earned the unfortunate title after revealing his long history of bad luck back in 2013

He stuck a printed sign around town which read: ‘Lost dentures. Upper and lower… owner far too drunk, fell over, a few too many times. I am a pensioner & desperately need my teeth. Reward offered’.

While the dentures were never returned, he was contacted by news.com.au, who he told about the series of unfortunate events which made up much of Mr Murphy’s life.

He was hooked on heroin by the time he graduated from Blakehurst High School in southern Sydney, and the addiction coupled with his dyslexia meant he always struggled to get a solid education.

Mr Murphy’s parents had enough money to send him to a rehabilitation clinic where patients were subjected to new electroconvulsive treatment known as deep-sleep therapy. 

The treatment was highly intrusive and required patients to be placed into a coma – sometimes for up to 39 days.

At least 27 patients died after receiving the treatment. Twenty-four of those deaths were suicides.

Mr Murphy received 42 electro-shocks in his 14-day stay, and came out of therapy with an addiction still as strong as the one he went in with, as well as trauma from the treatment.

Mr Murphy (pictured left) died on August 29 after his new house caught alight

Mr Murphy (pictured left) died on August 29 after his new house caught alight

Mr Murphy (pictured left) died on August 29 after his new house caught alight

He spent the next few years in and out of prison – primarily for drug related offences.

The addiction cost Mr Murphy many of his teeth, and all but one had fallen out or been removed by the time he left prison. 

When he was finally released, he made a pact to himself to get clean.

Mr Murphy landed a job as a car valuer, but after a serious car accident and several speeding tickets, he lost his license and then the job.

Desperate to remain in the industry, Mr Murphy opened a car detailing business.

As was his luck, Mr Murphy’s business opened next door to a funeral parlour. 

One day when he had several expensive cars in his shop, the corpse of a gang boss had been brought in next door.

That night, there was a drive-by attack in which someone – presumably a rival of the gang – firebombed the funeral parlour, destroying his business in the process.

He’d recently fallen behind on his insurance payments, and wasn’t covered. 

Eventually he got back on his feet again and began doing odd jobs for money, moving into the Redfern housing commission flats he would call home for the next decade.

Several of Mr Murphy's electric bikes were stolen while he was living in Redfern

Several of Mr Murphy's electric bikes were stolen while he was living in Redfern

Several of Mr Murphy’s electric bikes were stolen while he was living in Redfern

Shortly after making the move, Mr Murphy was attacked by a local teenager.

The boy was in a car and swung a baseball bat at Mr Murphy from the side of the road. The impact shattered the bones in his shoulder and he was forced to go to hospital.

Then again on New Years Day in 2011, Mr Murphy was standing on a footpath near his home when a motorbike rider crashed into him after speeding through the lights. 

Mr Murphy’s run of bad luck

  • Survived cancer
  • Girlfriend ran off with his best mate
  • Heroin addiction from a young age coupled with dyslexia impacted education opportunities
  • Victim of countless home invasions 
  • Involved in several car accidents
  • Car detailing business set alight in revenge attack on next door business
  • Had fallen behind on insurance payments prior to firebombing
  • Set on fire during a home invasion
  • Died in a house fire 
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He broke his collarbone, shoulder, sternum and seven ribs. 

With the substantial payout he received from the accident, Mr Murphy splurged on a new television, computer, stereo and electric pushbike.

But shortly after, Mr Murphy’s flat was broken into and everything was stolen.

Again, he felt like he was back at square one. 

In another horrifying incident, a balaclava-clad thief sprayed fuel on his arm and set Mr Murphy on fire, but still, he survived. 

While he managed to install a steel door, his flat was broken into time and time again in the decade to follow, until eventually he managed to escape and move to Clemton Park late last year. 

When a journalist asked if he was the unluckiest person in the world, Mr Murphy responded: ‘About that, yeah’. 

He’d even been left heartbroken when the love of his life ran off with his best friend and survived a traumatic cancer battle.

But he truly believed his luck was changing, and was saving his pennies from the pension and odd jobs to install air conditioning in his beloved new home. 

In the end, he died after falling asleep while trying to cook some food in his new home.

He was taking medication for high blood pressure which contributed to his drowsiness.

In the early hours of August 29, Mr Murphy tried to cook some chips, but nodded off while the oven was on.

About 5.30am, neighbours called the fire brigade to warn that the flat was on fire, and emergency services tried desperately to revive an unconscious Mr Murphy.

He could not be saved. 

About 5.30am, neighbours called the fire brigade to warn that the flat was on fire, and emergency services tried desperately to revive an unconscious Mr Murphy. He could not be saved

About 5.30am, neighbours called the fire brigade to warn that the flat was on fire, and emergency services tried desperately to revive an unconscious Mr Murphy. He could not be saved

About 5.30am, neighbours called the fire brigade to warn that the flat was on fire, and emergency services tried desperately to revive an unconscious Mr Murphy. He could not be saved

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Terrified mum’s hilarious post about a harmless garden lizard leaves hundreds in hysterics

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A Pakistani mother who recently relocated to Australia was frozen with fear after spotting a small and harmless lizard in the back garden of her new home.

The woman, who is believed to have moved from Lahore to Sydney, noticed the skink on the patio and feared it was a venomous reptile.

Petrified of the ‘mysterious’ creature, she posted photos in a Facebook community group begging locals for advice on keeping it away from her home.

The post left hundreds in hysterics, with Australians forced to reassure her that no harm would come from the common garden skink, affectionately known as a ‘backyard buddy’ who eats insects and keeps other crawling pests at bay. 

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A Pakistani mother who recently relocated to Australia was frozen with fear after spotting this tiny skink lizard in the back garden of her new home

A Pakistani mother who recently relocated to Australia was frozen with fear after spotting this tiny skink lizard in the back garden of her new home

Petrified of the harmless reptile, she posted in a Facebook community group begging people for advice on how to get rid of it

Petrified of the harmless reptile, she posted in a Facebook community group begging people for advice on how to get rid of it

The ‘terrifying’ garden reptile: A Pakistani mother who recently relocated to Australia was frozen with fear after spotting this tiny skink lizard in the back garden of her new home

She posted this message in a Facebook group, begging members for help and advice

She posted this message in a Facebook group, begging members for help and advice

She posted this message in a Facebook group, begging members for help and advice

What is a skink?

A skink is a smooth-bodied lizard with short or absent limbs, typically found burrowing in sandy ground.

They are found in Australia, Southeast Asia and parts of North America.

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‘Hi I am new in Australia and was living in [an apartment] now I am shifted in house (sic),’ the caption begins. 

‘Today I saw a reptile in [the] backyard. I am afraid of it. It can come inside or can sit in shoes. Please help me how to get rid of this (sic).’

One mother poked fun at the woman’s naivete with a comment warning her of the ‘dangers’ of the ‘poisonous Australian shoe skink’ – an imaginary animal that does not exist.

‘They grow to over 19 feet long, but when they are babies they hide on shoes and bite off pinky toes,’ she said.

‘Pinky toes are their primary food source for the first year of their lives. They are attracted to foot odours and are highly venomous.’

But kindhearted group members outweighed those who taunted her, with many reassuring the woman the lizard has more reason to fear humans than we have him.

‘Don’t panic. He’s a good guy. He is more scared of you, he will get out of your way, and if he does come inside, he’ll kill any spiders and bugs he finds while he’s there, then leave when he’s ready,’ one woman replied. 

‘It’s a skink! They’re so cute,’ said another.

‘They don’t bite and a quite fun to watch. They are really useful at bug control as they eat them. Even the presence of one little fella will keep them away.’

Others thanked the mother for bringing a smile to their face and welcomed her to her new home. 

‘Welcome to Australia, we do have a LOT of small reptiles. Most just mind their own business,’ one woman said.

‘It’s just a harmless native. Sorry you were scared by it,’ said a second.

‘Aussies love to tease people with tales about our dangerous animals but most of them are more afraid of us than we are of them.’

A third assured the mother that even Australians get confused by their eclectic wildlife.

‘My sister used to call these baby crocodiles,’ she wrote.

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Jennifer Aniston gives fans a sneak peek into her Emmys prep in her ‘other mask’

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Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram to give fans a candid look into her preparation for the virtual 72nd Emmys ceremony on Sunday night.

And while there was no star-studded red carpet this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, also giving fans a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes were Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Julia Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Billy Porter.  

Jennifer shared a picture of herself wearing a sheet face mask and grey dressing gown as she sipped Champagne on a huge plush arm chair at her Los Angeles home.

Emmy prep: Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram to give fans a candid look into her preparation for the virtual 72nd Emmys ceremony on Sunday night with a sheet face mask, dressing gown and glass of Champagne

Emmy prep: Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram to give fans a candid look into her preparation for the virtual 72nd Emmys ceremony on Sunday night with a sheet face mask, dressing gown and glass of Champagne

Emmy prep: Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram to give fans a candid look into her preparation for the virtual 72nd Emmys ceremony on Sunday night with a sheet face mask, dressing gown and glass of Champagne 

Making a note of the pandemic and face masks, she penned: ‘Emmys prep… in my other mask Congratulations to the nominees and all of the amazing performances we’ve seen this year ❤️.’ 

Jennifer, who was nominated for the Lead Actress gong for The Morning Show, also posted a picture of her hair dresser, Chris McMillan, wearing a mask as he got her ready for the mainly virtual event. 

The Friends star also shared a hilarious picture of her stylist making sure her Louis Vuitton black dress looked perfect before appeared on the show.

Such fun! And while there was no star-studded red carpet this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, also giving fans a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes were Reese Witherspoon (pictured), Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Julia Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Billy Porter

Such fun! And while there was no star-studded red carpet this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, also giving fans a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes were Reese Witherspoon (pictured), Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Julia Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Billy Porter

Such fun! And while there was no star-studded red carpet this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, also giving fans a sneak peek into behind-the-scenes were Reese Witherspoon (pictured), Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Julia Garner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Billy Porter 

Keeping it real: Jennifer, who was nominated for the Lead Actress gong for The Morning Show, also posted a picture of her hair dresser, Chris McMillan, wearing a mask as he got her ready for the mainly virtual event

Keeping it real: Jennifer, who was nominated for the Lead Actress gong for The Morning Show, also posted a picture of her hair dresser, Chris McMillan, wearing a mask as he got her ready for the mainly virtual event

All in the detail! The Friends star also shared a hilarious picture of her stylist making sure her Louis Vuitton black dress looked perfect before appeared on the show

All in the detail! The Friends star also shared a hilarious picture of her stylist making sure her Louis Vuitton black dress looked perfect before appeared on the show

Keeping it real: Jennifer, who was nominated for the Lead Actress gong for The Morning Show, also posted a picture of her hair dresser, Chris McMillan, wearing a mask as he got her ready for the mainly virtual event

Amazing: Jennifer was one of the few stars who actually appeared at the Staples Center alongside host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel

Amazing: Jennifer was one of the few stars who actually appeared at the Staples Center alongside host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel

Amazing: Jennifer was one of the few stars who actually appeared at the Staples Center alongside host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel

Friends reunited... again! Although the actress, who missed out on the Lead Actress gong to Euphoria star Zendaya, 24, quickly rushed home later during the ceremony where she enjoyed a Friends reunion with her BFFs and former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow

Friends reunited... again! Although the actress, who missed out on the Lead Actress gong to Euphoria star Zendaya, 24, quickly rushed home later during the ceremony where she enjoyed a Friends reunion with her BFFs and former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow

Friends reunited… again! Although the actress, who missed out on the Lead Actress gong to Euphoria star Zendaya, 24, quickly rushed home later during the ceremony where she enjoyed a Friends reunion with her BFFs and former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow

After party! Jennifer also shared an adorable picture of her two dogs - Sophie and Clyde - wearing a pearl necklace and bow tie

After party! Jennifer also shared an adorable picture of her two dogs - Sophie and Clyde - wearing a pearl necklace and bow tie

Hilarious: She joked that they were ready for the after party

Hilarious: She joked that they were ready for the after party

After party! Jennifer also shared an adorable picture of her two dogs – Sophie and Clyde – wearing a pearl necklace and bow tie as she joked they were ready for the after party

Jennifer was one of the few stars who actually appeared at the Staples Center alongside host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel.

Although the actress, who missed out on the Lead Actress gong to Euphoria star Zendaya, 24, quickly rushed home later during the ceremony where she enjoyed a Friends reunion with her BFFs and former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. 

Jennifer also shared an adorable picture of her two dogs – Sophie and Clyde – wearing a pearl necklace and bow tie as she joked they were ready for the after party.    

Elsewhere, Reese, 44, shared behind-the-scenes snaps of herself getting ready where she hosted a socially-distanced Emmys party with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington. 

Socially-distanced party! Elsewhere, Reese, 44, shared behind-the-scenes snaps of herself getting ready where she hosted a socially-distanced Emmys party with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington

Socially-distanced party! Elsewhere, Reese, 44, shared behind-the-scenes snaps of herself getting ready where she hosted a socially-distanced Emmys party with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington

Socially-distanced party! Elsewhere, Reese, 44, shared behind-the-scenes snaps of herself getting ready where she hosted a socially-distanced Emmys party with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington

Staying safe: Posting a picture of herself getting prepped by her mask-wearing glam squad in her slippers, Reese revealed they had all had coronavirus tests

Staying safe: Posting a picture of herself getting prepped by her mask-wearing glam squad in her slippers, Reese revealed they had all had coronavirus tests

Staying safe: Posting a picture of herself getting prepped by her mask-wearing glam squad in her slippers, Reese revealed they had all had coronavirus tests

Work wife! The show was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role of Mia Warren in the hit programme

Work wife! The show was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role of Mia Warren in the hit programme

Work wife! The show was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role of Mia Warren in the hit programme 

BTS: Kerry also posted behind-the-scenes footage as she shared a fun snap of herself wearing a leopard print face mask matching her stunning gown for the night in front of a Emmys TV screen and called Reese her 'work wife'

BTS: Kerry also posted behind-the-scenes footage as she shared a fun snap of herself wearing a leopard print face mask matching her stunning gown for the night in front of a Emmys TV screen and called Reese her 'work wife'

BTS: Kerry also posted behind-the-scenes footage as she shared a fun snap of herself wearing a leopard print face mask matching her stunning gown for the night in front of a Emmys TV screen and called Reese her ‘work wife’

Fun: The star also shared a fun clip of herself jumping up and down after the ceremony while wearing gold 2021 glasses

Fun: The star also shared a fun clip of herself jumping up and down after the ceremony while wearing gold 2021 glasses

Candid: She also shared a candid snap of herself in a pink tracksuit set. She joked: 'Now it's a wrap!'

Candid: She also shared a candid snap of herself in a pink tracksuit set. She joked: 'Now it's a wrap!'

Fun: The star also shared a fun clip of herself jumping up and down after the ceremony and a candid snap of herself in a pink tracksuit set. She joked: ‘Now it’s a wrap!’

Posting a picture of herself getting prepped by her mask-wearing glam squad in her slippers, Reese revealed they had all had coronavirus tests.

She penned ‘masks [tick], COVID tests [tick], fuzzy slippers [tick]’ and added the hashtag #emmysprep. 

She also shared several pictures during the socially-distanced garden party for the Emmys with her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry and producers. 

The show was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role of Mia Warren in the hit programme. 

What a woman! Meanwhile, Zendaya, 24, who scooped the Lead Actress gong for Euphoria, shared plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to her Instagram

What a woman! Meanwhile, Zendaya, 24, who scooped the Lead Actress gong for Euphoria, shared plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to her Instagram

What a woman! Meanwhile, Zendaya, 24, who scooped the Lead Actress gong for Euphoria, shared plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to her Instagram

Hilarious: The star shared a fun video of herself modelling a stunning black and purple plunging dress while she also shared the moment she was announced as the winner

Hilarious: The star shared a fun video of herself modelling a stunning black and purple plunging dress while she also shared the moment she was announced as the winner

'Mom!': Leaning back in shock with the Emmy in her hand, Zendaya also shared a different picture of her mother looked stunned as she penned: 'Mom! Bahahahahha.'

'Mom!': Leaning back in shock with the Emmy in her hand, Zendaya also shared a different picture of her mother looked stunned as she penned: 'Mom! Bahahahahha.'

Hilarious: The star shared a fun video of herself modelling a stunning black and purple plunging dress while she also shared the moment she was announced as the winner

'Speechless': The actress also shared a sweet makeup-free snap as she admitted she was on 'cloud nine' after win and 'speechless'

'Speechless': The actress also shared a sweet makeup-free snap as she admitted she was on 'cloud nine' after win and 'speechless'

‘Speechless’: The actress also shared a sweet makeup-free snap as she admitted she was on ‘cloud nine’ after win and ‘speechless’

Kerry also posted behind-the-scenes footage as she shared a fun snap of herself wearing a leopard print face mask matching her stunning gown for the night in front of a Emmys TV screen and called Reese her ‘work wife’.

The star also shared a fun clip of herself jumping up and down after the ceremony and a candid snap of herself in a pink tracksuit set. She joked: ‘Now it’s a wrap!’

Meanwhile, Zendaya, 24, who scooped the Lead Actress gong for Euphoria, shared plenty of behind-the-scenes footage to her Instagram.

The star shared a fun video of herself modelling a stunning black and purple plunging dress while she also shared the moment she was announced as the winner. 

Leaning back in shock with the Emmy in her hand, Zendaya also shared a different picture of her mother looked stunned as she penned: ‘Mom! Bahahahahha.’ 

The actress also shared a sweet makeup-free snap as she admitted she was on ‘cloud nine’ after win and ‘speechless’.

She wrote: ‘Still on cloud nine… so grateful, still speechless, to all my friends and family who have tested/tweeted/called etc…

‘I promise I will get back to you tomorrow when I’ve wrapped my head around this amazing night, until then… gonna go to sleep and make sure this isn’t a dream.’ 

Jennifer was one of the nominees this year for Lead Actress in a Drama series for her work in Apple TV Plus’ The Morning Show.

She was nominated alongside The Crown’s Olivia Colman, Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, Ozark’s Laura Linney, Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and Euphoria’s Zendaya – with the latter star scooping the award.

Jennifer previously won an Emmy in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role of Rachel in Friends.  

She also earned four more Emmy nominations for her time on Friends, plus Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her stint on 30 Rock in 2009.

The Morning Show marks Aniston’s first return to TV in a starring role, playing Alex Levy in The Morning Show, inspired by Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.

Alex Levy is an anchor on a hit morning show in New York, whose partner gets fired after a sexual misconduct scandal as she fights to keep her job from emerging reporter Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon).

Jennifer’s appearance comes after she had a virtual reunion with ex-husband Brad Pitt during a star-studded table read of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High script last week.

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place with a largely virtual ceremony due to the pandemic on Sunday night. 

Producers sent over 130 home video kits to stars for their remote speeches, and Jimmy Kimmel anchored the show from the Staples Centre as other presenters delivered gongs to some of the winners’ homes in full tuxedo hazmat gear. 

Host Jimmy, 52, admitted the traditional glitz and glamour could end up a ‘beautiful disaster’ as the Emmys became the latest major awards show to grapple with holding a ceremony during a still-raging pandemic.

Choosing the comedian to emcee the ceremony reverses course from last year’s no-host ceremony. 

Jen and Brad: Aniston is coming off a highly-publicized virtual reunion with ex Brad Pitt at a table read of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High script last week

Jen and Brad: Aniston is coming off a highly-publicized virtual reunion with ex Brad Pitt at a table read of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High script last week

Jen and Brad: Aniston is coming off a highly-publicized virtual reunion with ex Brad Pitt at a table read of the Fast Times at Ridgemont High script last week

72nd Primetime Emmy Awards winners

Outstanding Drama Series 

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

Killing Eve

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Stranger Things

Succession – WINNER

Top dog: Succession earned Outstanding Drama Seris as creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the honor in a hotel in London

Top dog: Succession earned Outstanding Drama Seris as creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the honor in a hotel in London

Top dog: Succession earned Outstanding Drama Seris as creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the honor in a hotel in London

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place

Insecure

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

What We Do in the Shadows

 

Outstanding Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

Unbelievable

Unorthodox

Watchmen – WINNER

 

Lead Actor, Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Brian Cox, Succession

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession – WINNER

 

Lead Actress, Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Zendaya, Euphoria – WINNER

Golden: Zendaya earned the big win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on HBO series Euphoria

Golden: Zendaya earned the big win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on HBO series Euphoria

Golden: Zendaya earned the big win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on HBO series Euphoria

 

Lead Actor, Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

 

Lead Actress, Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

 

Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER

 

Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Regina King, Watchmen – WINNER

Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere 

 

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show – WINNER

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

 

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Julia Garner, Ozark – WINNER

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Sarah Snook, Succession

Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Mahershala Ali, Ramy

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Sweeping the board: Daniel Levy won Supporting Actor in a comedy series as Schitt's Creek swept the categories

Sweeping the board: Daniel Levy won Supporting Actor in a comedy series as Schitt's Creek swept the categories

Sweeping the board: Daniel Levy won Supporting Actor in a comedy series as Schitt’s Creek swept the categories

 

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

 

TV Movie

American Son

Bad Education – WINNER

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend   

 

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie 

Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America – WINNER

Toni Collette, Unbelievable

Margo Martindale, Mrs. America

Jean Smart, Watchmen

Holland Taylor, Hollywood

Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

 

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen – WINNER

Jovan Adepo, Watchmen

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Dylan McDermott, Hollywood

Jim Parsons, Hollywood

 

Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – WINNER

The week's news: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver kept their streak going winning its fifth straight Variety Talk series gong

The week's news: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver kept their streak going winning its fifth straight Variety Talk series gong

The week’s news: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver kept their streak going winning its fifth straight Variety Talk series gong

 

Reality Competition Program

The Masked Singer

Nailed It!

RuPaul’s Drag Race – WINNER

Top Chef

The Voice

 

Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Drunk History

Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Reality Host 

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It

RuPaul, Drag Race – WINNER

Hello hello hello: RuPaul won Outstanding Reality Show as RuPaul's Drag Race also earned Outstanding Reality Competition Program

Hello hello hello: RuPaul won Outstanding Reality Show as RuPaul's Drag Race also earned Outstanding Reality Competition Program

Hello hello hello: RuPaul won Outstanding Reality Show as RuPaul’s Drag Race also earned Outstanding Reality Competition Program

 

Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Love Is Blind

Queer Eye – WINNER

Shark Tank

A Very Brady Renovation

 

Unstructured Reality Program

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night

Cheer – WINNER

Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

We’re Here

 

Guest Actress, Comedy

Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show

Bette Midler, The Politician

Maya Rudolph, The Good Place

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live

Hilarious: Maya Rudolph earned her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live

Hilarious: Maya Rudolph earned her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live

Hilarious: Maya Rudolph earned her first ever Emmy for her portrayal of Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live

 

Guest Actor, Comedy

Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live

Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live

Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Dev Patel, Modern Love

Fred Willard, Modern Family

 

Guest Actress, Drama

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black

Cherry Jones, Succession – WINNER

Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder

Harriet Walter, Succession

 

Guest Actor, Drama

Jason Bateman, The Outsider

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us – WINNER

James Cromwell, Succession

Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian

Andrew Scott, Black Mirror

Martin Short, The Morning Show

 

Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Hillary

McMillion$

The Last Dance – WINNER

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness

Took that personally: Michael Jordan 10-part docuseries The Last Dance won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

Took that personally: Michael Jordan 10-part docuseries The Last Dance won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

Took that personally: Michael Jordan 10-part docuseries The Last Dance won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

 

Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Apollo – WINNER

Beastie Boys Story

Becoming

The Great Hack

Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time

 

Animated Program

Big Mouth

Bob’s Burgers

BoJack Horseman

Rick And Morty – WINNER

The Simpsons

 

Writing for a Comedy Series

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Happy Ending) – WINNER

Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do In The Shadows (Collaboration)

Tony McNamara, The Great (The Great)

Stefani Robinson, What We Do In The Shadows (On The Run)

Michael Schur, The Good Place (Whenever You’re Ready)

Paul Simms, What We Do In The Shadows (Ghosts)

David West Read, Schitt’s Creek (The Presidential Suite)

 

Writing for a Drama Series

Jesse Armstrong, Succession (This Is Not for Tears) – WINNER

Miki Johnson, Ozark (Fire Pink)

Peter Morgan, The Crown (Aberfan)

Chris Mundy, Ozark (All In)

Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul (Bad Choice Road)

John Shiban, Ozark (Boss Fight)

Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul (Bagman)

 

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special

Tanya Barfield, Mrs. America (Shirley)

Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable (Episode 1)

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)- WINNER

Sally Rooney and Alice Birch, Normal People (Episode 3)  

Dynamic duo: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won Outstanding  Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special for Watchmen

Dynamic duo: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won Outstanding  Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special for Watchmen

Dynamic duo: Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson won Outstanding  Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special for Watchmen

  

Directing for a Limited Series

Lenny Abrahamson, Normal People (Episode 5)

Steph Green, Watchmen (Little Fear Of Lightning)

Nicole Kassell, Watchmen (It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice)

Maria Schrader, Unorthodox – WINNER

Lynn Shelton, Little Fires Everywhere (Find A Way)

Stephen Williams, Watchmen (This Extraordinary Being)

 

Directing for a Variety Series

Dime Davis, A Black Lady Sketch Show, (Born At Night, But Not Last Night)

Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Live Show; Chris Christie; Nathaniel Rateliff)

Linda Mendoza, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Flame Monroe)

David Paul Meyer, “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Dr. Fauci Answers Trevor’s Questions About Coronavirus)

Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Episode 629)

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (Host: Eddie Murphy) – WINNER

 

 

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