Emotions, Surprises, and Secret Seating Arrangements: A Look Into Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie’s Reunion at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Jennifer Aniston had a challenging day. Not only was she left out of the Oscar nominations, but she also had to come face to face with Angelina Jolie on the red carpet for the first time in six years. To top it off, she lost the Best Actress award at the Critics’ Choice Awards to Julianne Moore. And it wasn’t just Jennifer who faced disappointment, as Jolie also missed out on the directing award to Richard Linklater. Watch the video below for more details.

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

Disappointed: Jennifer Aniston unfortunately did not win the Best Actress award at the Critics’ Choice Awards, with Julianne Moore taking home the prize instead. Interestingly, Jolie and Aniston were strategically placed at the ceremony to avoid any potential interactions. Aniston was seen getting emotional when Moore was declared as the winner for her amazing performance in Still Alice. It was evident that the former Friends actress was feeling a little teary-eyed as she watched Moore accept the honor.

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

But it wasn’t just her who faced disappointment, as Jolie, her former romantic rival, also missed out on winning in the directing category, losing to Richard Linklater.

Great expectations: The ex-Friends star appeared a little misty-eyed as Moore stepped onto the stage, undoubtedly feeling the sting of defeat.

The champion: Julianne Moore took home the prize for her heartfelt performance in Still Alice, leaving Aniston visibly moved at the news. “I’ve always been someone who supports other women,” Julianne expressed in her acceptance speech, acknowledging her fellow nominees including Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Aniston, and Felicity Jones. “You all inspire me and I’m grateful to be among such talented women.” Jennifer seemed deeply touched by Julianne’s words, appearing to tear up when Julianne mentioned feeling her “pain.”

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

No harm done: At the end of the night, the pair smiled for a photo together at the event.

Women in red: Aniston posed next to Emily Blunt 

Ladies in crimson: Aniston stood alongside Emily Blunt

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

And the champion is finally revealed… The couple sat on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating the announcement of the winner.
When Jolie, at 39, was defeated by Linklater, who snagged the prize for his work on Boyhood, she gracefully accepted the outcome. The talented actress, who has also dabbled in directing, cheered on Linklater with genuine joy for the seasoned filmmaker.
Both celebrities graced the awards show on Thursday night, held at the glamorous Hollywood Palladium.
Interestingly, Brad Pitt was conspicuously missing from the event, while Aniston made sure to showcase her partner Justin Theroux by her side.

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

Capturing a candid moment: Jolie managed to snag a quick photo with Eddie Redmayne while on a commercial break at the live event. The two actors had previously collaborated on 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

He’s a big admirer: Ethan Hawke had a heart-to-heart conversation with the actress who is now also a director. They worked together in the film Taking Lives back in 2004.

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

Jolie had a chat with one of the actors from Unbroken, Takamasa Ishihara, and shared some words of encouragement.

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

Congratulations were in order for Jolie as she embraced Patricia Arquette following her win for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood. Although they weren’t competing in the same category, the two women certainly had a stylish showdown. Angelina stunned in a silver gown that accentuated her slim yet curvy figure, while Aniston opted for a more casual look with a blazer, no bra or undershirt, matching suit pants, and a collection of chic chains adorning her chest.

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

Unfazed: The star remained calm and composed even after losing to Linklater.

For the first time in six years, both Jolie and Aniston made appearances at the Critic’s Choice Awards held on Thursday night at the Hollywood Palladium.

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

Competitors: Jolie received a nomination for her direction in Unbroken, while Aniston was recognized for her performance in Cake.

Stunning: Angelina, at 39, chose a stunning silver dress that accentuated her slender yet curvy figure, while her partner Justin donned a timeless and stylish black suit and tie. They posed together on the red carpet, looking affectionate and chic.

On the other hand, photos shared by the Broadcast Film Critics Association on Thursday morning prior to the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards revealed the seating arrangements for the celebrities, with their images displayed on the backs of the chairs.

However, during the live broadcast of the ceremony, it was evident that Angelina and Justin were seated quite a distance apart.

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

Flying solo was not an option for Jennifer Aniston at the event, as she made a point to be accompanied by her partner, Justin Theroux, in the absence of Brad Pitt.

Jolie decided to dazzle in her stunning dress while Aniston went for a more understated look in a sleek pantsuit, showcasing a mix of business and glamour on the red carpet.

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 traditional black suit and tie as he cozied up to his well-known partner for photos on the red carpet.

Brad Pitt was in a marriage with Aniston from 2000 to 2005, eventually divorcing her after working on the film Mr & Mrs Smith alongside Jolie. Despite Brad’s denials of any wrongdoing during his marriage, Jolie has openly admitted that they developed feelings for each other while working on the movie.

In 2009, there was almost a close encounter between Angelina and Aniston at the Oscars.

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’s definitely showing some bold style! Aniston, aged 45, rocked a blazer sans bra or undershirt, paired with matching suit pants and adorned with a collection of chic chains across 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 strategic seating arrangement: Photos unveiled on Thursday morning by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, in anticipation of the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, showcased the personalized seating of the celebrities, featuring their images on the backs of the chairs.

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

It was a bit uncomfortable when Jennifer presented two awards at the Oscars in 2009, with Angelina and Brad sitting nearby. This was the closest the two women had come to being in the same space publicly, and there hasn’t been any interaction between them since. Despite Jennifer and then-boyfriend John Mayer skipping the red carpet, she confidently presented two awards while Angelina and her ex-husband were just a few yards away in the front row, both nominated for an award.

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

Angelina and Brad had a prime view as Jennifer took the stage during Thursday’s awards show at the Hollywood Palladium. Although Jolie and Aniston didn’t receive Oscar nominations, other stars present were celebrating their nods. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon, both nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars, lost to Moore at the same event where Aniston missed out. Birdman, with nine Oscar nominations, triumphed with seven wins out of its 13 Critics’ Choice Awards nominations.

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