Celebuzz Spotlight: Jennifer Aniston’s Oscar Smile

By: Celebuzz / February 28, 2009

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.”

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