Celebuzz Spotlight: Jennifer Aniston's Oscar Smile

Celebuzz Spotlight: Jennifer Aniston's Oscar Smile-photo

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what did Jennfier Aniston's smile mean on the Academy Awards telecast?

In a pop-culture-defining moment, Aniston confronted her ex-husband Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie last Sunday for the first time in four years, standing on feet from the couple as she presented animation trophies with comedian Jack Black.

This week the tabloids gathered to dissect what Aniston's million dollar really meant—daggers for Angie, sadness for Brad or maybe she just wasn't that into presenting?

OK! Magazine emblazoned their cover with "Her Smile Was Only For Him," referring to Jen's awkward moments center-stage with Brange just before her.

"Once her eyes met Brad's that night, it rekindled all the old feelings," a source tells the mag. "Just because Brad was swept off his feet by Angelina, it didn't mean he ever stopped loving Jen."

Patti Wood, a body language expert, evaluated the show footage in real time where she noticed upon Aniston's entrance that "her chin is down, her mouth is tense, her shoulders forward, it's just not her normal position."

OK!'s source adds that in that moment, "she gave [Brad] a bit of a wink, too."

InTouch magazine, who reported Jen had a complete breakdown before entering the Kodak, one that required make-up retouching, says she turned colors and welled with tears.

"Full of conflicted emotions, Jen's eyes teared up slightly and she flubbed one of her first lines."

The folks at Life & Style quote a source as saying "everyone was craning their necks to see how Brad and Angie watched Jen...it was the moment everyone had been waiting for."

Alas, Star magazine was only fixated on Angelina, who found her response to John Mayer's gal phony at best.

According to the mag, the three were arranged to meet at the awards presentation, plans that were kiboshed by Angelina.

"It's a stunning—and hypocritical—statement coming from Angie, who has claimed she'd 'welcome' a meeting with Jennifer."

What do you think Aniston's smile said? Tell us in comments!

 

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  • sugarfree
    sugarfree

    Not sure her self would find it easy to describe what was behind her smiles that night. I can only hope- for the peace of the 9 people directly involved- that it wasn´t ¨after a divorce, almost 5 years and 6 kids I still want you ¨. That would be more than sick... would be completely freaky! Obviously, Angie is the love of his life. I didn´t even like Jolie until she became a mom... now I love their story, wonderful, complex, sharp, intense people that love each other... yeah, go ahead drool over their love story...

  • DorahCarter
    DorahCarter

    I don't know why they make such a thing of it. And also of the all Jen-Brad-Angie thing. OK, they're famous people, and of course, everyone's interested a little in their life because we know some things of them, but not enough to know really what happens with them, and humans are curious. But this is their private buisness, isn't it? We know some parts of their life, the "big things" which seem important - but we don't know about the things which are really important in a human's life. We don't know anything about their feelings. Trying to find out what that smile meant is a fool thing. I don't see the point of it. In my personal opinion, it certainly meant something. I don't say that I'm a "theatre-woman" but I have some experience on the stage and I can say that looking in one's eyes who isn't on the stage and you're there, and smile at him is absolutely forbidden. (Except the case if you deliver a speech.) If you do this, you want something with it. So, I say that Jen's smile meant something - maybe that she's still in love with Brad or only that she wanted to show him she didn't have any problems with him, or she just wanted to encourage him (after all, he had chance to win Oscar, he could be nervous)... and so many versions we can find! Only Jen knows the answer. How 'toots' wrote, only that matters what is in her heart. But we will never know that - and this is good like this. We have private life - why we don't let stars to have it?

  • DorahCarter
    DorahCarter

    I don't know why they make such a thing of it. And also of the all Jen-Brad-Angie thing. OK, they're famous people, and of course, everyone's interested a little in their life because we know some things of them, but not enough to know really what happens with them, and humans are curious. But this is their private buisness, isn't it? We know some parts of their life, the "big things" which seem important - but we don't know about the things which are really important in a human's life. We don't know anything about their feelings. Trying to find out what that smile meant is a fool thing. I don't see the point of it. In my personal opinion, it certainly meant something. I don't say that I'm a "theatre-woman" but I have some experience on the stage and I can say that looking in one's eyes who isn't on the stage and you're there, and smile at him is absolutely forbidden. (Except the case if you deliver a speech.) If you do this, you want something with it. So, I say that Jen's smile meant something - maybe that she's still in love with Brad or only that she wanted to show him she didn't have any problems with him, or she just wanted to encourage him (after all, he had chance to win Oscar, he could be nervous)... and so many versions we can find! Only Jen knows the answer. How 'toots' wrote, only that matters what is in her heart. But we will never know that - and this is good like this. We have private life - why we don't let stars to have it?

  • toots
    toots

    I think Jennifer Aniston is in a no win situation. It doesn't seem to matter what she does, the media will always read more into it than there actually is. I guess, though, in the end she probably doesn't really care what people think; it's what is in her heart.

  • bisquit
    bisquit

    What an awkward moment indeed! but the way it was all set up came together perfectly because Jennifer came out shining like her dress and she stood on top, over them and she had no place else but to look down on them. she is a classy lady and she probably confronted her biggest ghost of all time. It must have been gut wrenching and she did it with grace and dignity. She deserves way better and Brad blew it! What comes around goes around........

  • twokids2
    twokids2

    I personally think that she proved to everyone that she is a classy lady. But no matter what she did, if she smiled or not, people were going to criticize her. If she didn't the they would have said that she ignored them because she still have the hots for him. And if she did, it was because she still isn't over him. So she did what she really felt like doing, and it was genuine. Again, she showed everyone that she has class.

  • richardjone2
    richardjone2

    She is gorgeous. Seems saw her before on 'millionaire friends dot com'. Is she searching someone there?

  • jones
    jones

    Oh, please. Silly attempts by tabloids to keep this feud between Angelina and Jen going. It's old, stale, dull. I don't know who is still interested in this.

  • splodgems
    splodgems

    Obviously she was nervous - anyone would be, but all this stuff about her 'breaking down' before the show, and particularly about 'rekindling all the old feelings', is clearly nonsense. Her presentation was admittedly a little tense, but in my opinion she is clearly a very accomplished woman, who did a decent enough job considering the circumstances.

  • coolchick
    coolchick

    Exactly. She acknowledged them and smiled. She was curtious. If she hadn't smiled and completely ignored them, there would be a different story of how much of a B**** she is for ignoring them and how she's STILL not over him, because she just couldn't look at him. How could she not? They were strategically put right there in the front frickin' row!!! Come on people.

  • Jami
    Jami

    So she smiled. It wasn't an open smile, it was a closed smile, an acknowledgement of Brad and Angie sitting in front of her. I love that now it's "I want you and have to have you." Tabloids love a front page with Jen and Angie on the cover. So, they will make anything up to keep this going.

 

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