Emotional Moments and Strategic Seating: A Candid Look into Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie’s Reunion at the Critic’s Choice Awards after Six Years

Jennifer Aniston had quite a challenging day recently. It all started with a disappointing news when the Oscar nominations were revealed and she was not among them. As if that wasn’t enough, she had to encounter her long-time rival, Angelina Jolie, on the red carpet for the first time in six years. Adding salt to the wound, Jennifer lost the Best Actress award at the Critics’ Choice Awards to Julianne Moore. However, Angelina didn’t have much luck either as she lost in the directing category to Richard Linklater.

Upset: Jennifer Aniston lost the Best Actress nod at the Critics' Choice Awards to Julianne Moore

Disappointed: Jennifer Aniston was not awarded the prestigious Best Actress prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards, losing out to Julianne Moore. Interestingly, Jolie and Aniston were intentionally placed at a considerable distance from each other during the event. As Julianne Moore was announced as the deserving recipient for her powerful performance in Still Alice, Aniston, aged 45, couldn’t hide her emotions. The famous actress appeared to be slightly teary-eyed as Moore gracefully walked up to the stage, undoubtedly experiencing the sadness of not winning.

A bit more composed: But she wasn't the only one to lose out as her former love rival Jolie also lost in the directing category to Richard Linklater

In a turn of events, it wasn’t just her who experienced disappointment, as Jolie, her previous romantic adversary, also faced defeat in the directing category against Richard Linklater.

Great expectations: The ex-Friends star appeared slightly teary-eyed as Moore entered the spotlight, undoubtedly experiencing the sadness that comes with losing.

The Champion: As the announcement came that Julianne Moore had emerged as the victor for her incredible performance in Still Alice, Jennifer Aniston, aged 45, couldn’t hide her heartfelt emotions.
In her acceptance speech, Julianne started off by expressing her strong support for her fellow female actors. She made sure to offer recognition to her fellow nominees, including Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Aniston, and Felicity Jones. Julianne conveyed her admiration for them and expressed her deep gratitude for being in their esteemed company.
Jennifer seemed particularly touched by Julianne’s mention, as tears welled up in her eyes when she heard Julianne speak about understanding her “pain”.

No hard feelings: Later in the evening the two posed for a snap during the ceremony

No bad vibes: As the evening progressed, the two happily smiled for a photo together at the event.

Women in red: Aniston posed next to Emily Blunt 

A captivating sight of female elegance unfolded as Aniston stood gracefully alongside Emily Blunt, both donned in radiant red attire.

And the winner is... The couple eagerly waited to hear the winner announced

And the champion emerges… Anticipation built as the couple anxiously awaited the announcement of the winner. However, when the result revealed that Jolie, at the age of 39, did not win, losing to Linklater who claimed victory for his film Boyhood. Surprisingly, Jolie maintained her composure. Instead of being disappointed, the multi-talented actress transformed into a cheering squad for Linklater, displaying her genuine happiness for the accomplished filmmaker. This glamorous event took place on Thursday night at the iconic Hollywood Palladium, with both stars in attendance. Yet, noticeably absent was Jolie’s partner, Brad Pitt, while Aniston, on the other hand, ensured that her man Justin Theroux joined her at the gala.

Picture perfect: Jolie stole a snap with Eddie Redmayne during the a commercial break at the televised ceremony. They worked together in the 2006 film The Good Shepherd

A Perfect Capture: Jolie Gets a Shot with Eddie Redmayne During a TV Break. The charming duo had the pleasure of collaborating in the film “The Good Shepherd” back in 2006.

He's a fan: Ethan Hawke shared an intimate chat with the actress turned director. The two starred opposite each other in 2004's Taking Lives

Ethan Hawke, being an avid admirer, enjoyed a cozy conversation with the talented actress-turned-director. The duo had previously worked together in the 2004 film Taking Lives.

Encouraging words: Jolie chatted with one of her actors from Unbroken Takamasa Ishihara

Positive Support: Jolie engaged in a conversation with Takamasa Ishihara, one of the actors from the film Unbroken.

Congrats: Jolie hugged Patricia Arquette after she was announced as Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood

Congratulations: Jolie embraced Patricia Arquette as she was declared Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood. Although not competing in the same awards category, both women brought their A-game to the fashion scene. Angelina chose a stunning silver dress that accentuated her slender yet curvaceous figure. On the other hand, Aniston rocked a daring ensemble, pairing a blazer with suit pants and accessorizing with classy chains draping across her chest.

Stoic: The star did not bat an eyelash upon losing out to Linklater

Unfazed by its loss to Linklater, the stoic star remained devoid of any visible reaction.

Jolie and Aniston made a rare appearance together at the Hollywood Palladium for the Critic’s Choice Awards, marking their first time attending the event in six years.

Rivals: Jolie was nominated for Best Director for Unbroken and Aniston  garnered a Best Actress nod for Cake

Competition brews between Jolie and Aniston as their talents are recognized at the grand stage. Jolie’s remarkable directorial work in “Unbroken” earns her a nomination for Best Director, while Aniston’s outstanding performance in “Cake” lands her a well-deserved nomination for Best Actress.

Stunning: Angelina, at the age of 39, chose an exquisite silver dress that accentuated her slender yet curvaceous figure by hugging her waist perfectly. Her partner Justin, on the other hand, sported a timeless and charming black suit and tie. The couple shared an affectionate moment on the red carpet while being photographed.
In the meantime, the Broadcast Film Critics Association released photos of the stars’ seating arrangements prior to the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The chairs featured personalized backrests adorned with the celebrities’ images.
However, as the live televised ceremony commenced, it was evidently clear that Angelina and Justin were seated quite far from each other.

Not going it alone: While Brad Pitt was noticeably absent, Aniston made sure to bring her man Theroux to the event

Choosing not to fly solo, Jennifer Aniston made a thoughtful decision to have her partner, Justin Theroux, accompany her to the event, in spite of the absence of Brad Pitt.

A clash of styles, Jolie chose to make a stunning impression with her mesmerizing gown, while Aniston donned an elegant and understated pantsuit.

Strong showing: Justin wore a classic but very dapper black suit and tie as he cuddled up to his famous beau while posing for snaps on the arrivals carpet

Impressive appearance: Justin looked sharp in a stylish black suit and tie as he cozied up to his well-known partner, posing for photographs on the red carpet.

Aniston and Brad Pitt were married from 2000 to 2005, and their relationship ended after Brad worked with Jolie on “Mr & Mrs Smith.” Although Brad repeatedly denied any wrongdoing during his marriage, Jolie revealed that they developed feelings for each other while working on the film.

In 2009, there was a close call at the Oscars, as Angelina and Aniston nearly crossed paths.

She's got some front! Aniston, 45, sported a blazer without a bra or undershirt with matching suit pants and a series of elegant chains over her ches

She has quite the audacity! Jennifer Aniston, who is 45 years old, confidently wore a blazer without a bra or undershirt. She paired it with matching suit pants and accessorized with a collection of classy chains draped over her chest.

A game of diplomacy: Both Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are to attend the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles; pictures of their chairs have been released ahead of the show

A game of diplomacy: Both Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are to attend the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles; pictures of their chairs have been released ahead of the show

A diplomatic affair: In a delightful twist, the Broadcast Film Critics Association unveiled a captivating sneak peek into the upcoming 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Images released on Thursday morning showcased an intriguing game of placement, showcasing the seating arrangements adorned with personalized chair backs featuring the glamorous headshots of the esteemed stars.

Awkward? At the 2009 Oscars Jennifer presented two awards, while Angelina and Brad sat feet away

Uncomfortable? During the 2009 Oscars, Jennifer had the opportunity to present two awards, causing her to be in close proximity to Angelina and Brad, who were sitting just a few feet away. Surprisingly, this was the first time the two women had almost crossed paths in a public setting, with no further encounters between them since then. Interestingly, Jennifer and her then-boyfriend John Mayer decided to bypass the red carpet, but that didn’t stop the actress from taking the stage to present the awards. Meanwhile, Angelina and her ex-husband, who were both nominated for awards that evening, were situated in the front row mere yards away from Jennifer’s presence.

Watching the ex: Angelina and Brad had front-row seats as Jennifer was on stage

Observing the former: Angelina and Brad enjoyed prime seating while Jennifer captivated the audience on stage.
Other notable celebrities were also present at the Hollywood Palladium for the award show on Thursday, some of whom will also be celebrating their Oscar nominations. However, Jolie and Aniston were not among them as they were overlooked by the Academy Awards.
While both Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon received nominations for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, they were both unsuccessful in winning the award on Thursday night, just like Aniston. On the other hand, Moore emerged victorious.
Birdman, which received a remarkable nine Oscar nominations, managed to bag seven out of its 13 nominations at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

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