According to the Huffington Post, while Aniston and comedy legend Carol Burnett were presenting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – the camera panned through the audience.
Fifty Shades Freed star Dakota Johnson was sitting at the same table as Jolie, and it looks like the actress was subtly trying to watch Jolie not watch Aniston.
It’s a pretty fantastic moment. People are loving Johnson’s expression as Jolie appears to be ignoring the Friends star, and the pic is quickly making its rounds on the internet.
This picture of Dakota Johnson sneaking a glance at Angelina Jolie while Jennifer Aniston presents needs to be put in the Met. pic.twitter.com/e9wnSb5H8S
— mary arndt (@MaryPerson) January 8, 2018
But don’t feel too bad for Aniston, though. As The Daily Mail points out, if you watch the actual video of the moment, Jolie isn’t really trying to snub Aniston, the screengrab just comes at an unfortunate moment.
That, however, is not keeping people from tweeting about the photo, with one user writing, “’You’re lying if you can’t relate to Dakota staring at Angelina’s face for a reaction to Jennifer being on stage.”
This was the first time Aniston and Jolie had been in the same room together since 2015’s Critic’s Choice Awards; which was ten years after Pitt left Aniston to be with the Maleficent star after they fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
— IBTimes India (@ibtimes_india) January 9, 2018
In 2007, Jolie gave an interview to Vogue where she claimed she and Pitt remained friends and didn’t begin their romance until his divorce from Aniston was final. But, she did admit that they started to develop feelings for each other while filming.
She said doing the movie together caused them to do crazy things and a strange friendship and partnership just “suddenly happened.” Jolie went on to say that after a few months she realized that she couldn’t wait to get to work.
The next year, in her own interview, Aniston called Jolie’s comments “inappropriate,” and said there were things in the Vogue article that was about a time when she was unaware of what was happening. She then shook her head in disbelief and said the stuff about how Jolie couldn’t wait to get to work every day was uncool.
Radar Online reports that Aniston skipped the red carpet at the Golden Globes, presumably to avoid a run-in with Angelina Jolie, but the two did attend the same Netflix after-party. However, no one spotted them running into each other, and no one photographed them together.