Jennifer Aniston was touted to take the Oscar nomination Cake for transforming herself into a pain pill addict torn between life and death. Instead, she was ignored by the voters. But she found herself in good company, as Angelina Jolie, who directed Unbroken, also got snubbed by the Oscars. So she and Jolie started the healing process by attending the Critics’ Choice Awards, where both were nominees, reported People.
Although 45-year-old Aniston and 39-year-old Jolie sat near each other during the ceremony, they didn’t appear to interact. However, even though Julianne Moore won best actress for Still Alice and Richard Linklater earned the directing award for Boyhood, both women happily chatted with pals and admirers.
Fiancé Justin Theroux helped console Aniston, from their red carpet entrance to chatting up others at their prestigious table. Jennifer was feeling so positive that she allowed fans to take selfies.
But Jolie and Aniston appeared to carefully ignore each other, according to Us Weekly. Although Jen and Angie crossed paths, they never quite encountered each other or greeted each other, causing some to say it was a deliberate close call.
Also easing Aniston’s woe over missing out on the Oscar nomination was her new best friend, Selena Gomez. Jennifer has expressed her appreciation for Selena’s support, reported E! News.
The two BFFs had a great time partying after the 2015 Golden Globes. But how did they first meet? Apparently their manager is doing a BFF version of Millionaire Matchmaker, according to Jennifer’s revelation.
“We have the same manager. She’s [Selena] just like a little cherub that I feel like I wanna take care of. And we’ve just met through our manager. She’s been extremely supportive and wonderful.”
Aniston also confessed that she had hoped to be nominated by the Academy, even making a list of who to call when she got the early morning Oscars nomination congratulations call that she had desired. But as a good daughter, she added that she would have waited until she was sure that they were awake.
“My dad, my mom,” Jennifer immediately declared. “I wouldn’t wake anybody up for that, I’d wait.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Aniston had to transform herself for her role in Cake, and she called it both physically and emotionally grueling. The usually slender star is known for her dedication to diet and fitness. But she had to put her healthy lifestyle on hold to prepare.
To appear real in the role, Jennifer immersed herself so deeply that she actually felt the pain of addition and withdrawal, as she discusses below.
Jennifer noted that the decision to cancel her yoga workouts and go off her low-carb diet required new maturity.
“I don’t think I could have done this five or 10 years ago. I don’t know if I could have brought to the part then what I brought now: A level of fearlessness.”
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