For the first time since the Academy Awards back in 2009, Jennifer Aniston attended the same event with Angelina Jolie. During the star-studded Critic’s Choice Awards last Thursday, the former wife of Brad Pitt was spotted sitting a few tables away from the Maleficent star. The two were both nominated for different categories: Aniston for per dramatic performance in Cake and Jolie for directing the critically-acclaimed World War II film, Unbroken.
Aniston went to the ceremonies with her fiancé, actor Justin Theroux, while Jolie went solo. The two Hollywood superstars were only three tables away from each other and spectators awaited whether the two actresses would interact during the show.
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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight following the awards show, Aniston felt that the gossip between her and Jolie are finally dying down. “It’s just tiresome and old,” she said. “It’s like an old leather shoe. Let’s buy a new pair of shiny shoes.”
Aniston also hailed Jolie’s film as “beautiful and wonderful. “She did such a gorgeous job. I think that it’s time people stop with that petty BS and just start celebrating great work,” she continued. The Golden Globe nominated actress requested the gossip mongers to stop the petty kind of silliness.
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Brad Pitt and Aniston were married back in 2000, but the two separated in 2005 following news about Pitt and Jolie’s closeness during the shooting of their film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. For years, the three Hollywood stars had to deal with the chatter surrounding their personal lives.
After the Oscar nominations were revealed last week, Aniston’s fans were outraged about the Academy’s decision to snub her powerful performance. In the film, Aniston plays an alcoholic who grapples with her inner demons after a woman in her support group committed suicide. “I found it quite endearing and flattering that I had so many people rooting for me. It was almost just as good to be No. 1 snubbed than to be nominated,” Aniston commented.