I should be specific. They had several moments at last night’s SAG Awards. During the show. After the show. At an afterparty. Brad Pitt was even caught having a moment with a picture of Jennifer Aniston on a TV screen backstage. All this to say that the tabloids now have enough material for at least sixteen new BRAD PROPOSES TO JEN…AGAIN! covers. Listen to me – acting like they didn’t already have that many drafted up before the SAGs.
At the SAGs last night, both Brad and Jennifer won in their respective categories. Brad took home the SAG for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), and Jennifer was given the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (for The Morning Show). This was both Brad and Jennifer’s first solo SAG Awards (both have won SAGs for ensemble work).
Last award season, it was Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga making everyone wonder if they were doing it. And I don’t know if Brad got some tips from his buddy Bradley on how to really sell the hell out of vaguely-defined relationship, but Brad and Jen really went for it. When Brad won his award, one of the ceremony camera operators did exactly what one is legally obligated to do when Brad and Jennifer attend the same awards show. They cut to his ex-wife turned friend Jennifer in the audience, who recreated her audience-level smile from the Golden Globe awards. Skip to the 2:23 mark to see that in action:
Brad actually did make a joke about his messy personal life, but it wasn’t a reference to Jennifer, which is a choice that I’m sure cost someone a $20 bet. Brad implied that his role as aging stuntman Cliff Booth was a difficult part to play because it hit a little too close to home.
“Let’s be honest, it was a difficult part. A guy who gets high, takes his shirt off, and doesn’t get on with his wife.”
He also joked that he had to add his SAG win to his Tinder profile.
When it came time for Jennifer Aniston’s acceptance speech, Brad wasn’t in the audience. As it turned out, he was in a much better place, at least gossip-wise. Brad was backstage while Jennifer won her award for The Morning Show, and luckily for Brad and everyone who writes headlines about Brad, he was able to catch the whole thing. And as you will see, he gave television Jennifer his undivided attention. Although maybe I’m reading too much into it. There is a chance that Brad looks at everyone with lovey dovey eyes. “Um…not everyone” thought Angelina Jolie.
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After Jennifer’s speech, she headed backstage and was stopped by Entertainment Tonight Canada, who broke the news to Jennifer that Brad was crying while watching her speech. When asked how it felt to have everyone’s support (including Brad’s), She replied:
“God, it means everything. We all grew up together. This whole room. Their performances just move me and excite me, and allow me to be here.”
Here’s Brad and Jennifer giving forensic body language experts tons to work with. Praise be to the powers above that Jennifer decided to wear a white satin vintage gown by John Galliano for Dior. It’s going to make it a whole lot easier for some weirdo to Photoshop them into some implied-wedding pictures.
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The only thing that would have fully tipped the SAG Awards into Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga territory would have been if Jennifer had given some kind of a shout-out to her very good friend Brad. Instead, she name-dropped her favorite actor, Adam Sandler. Who knew Jennifer Aniston was such a Sand Man Fan? Well she is, and she’s clearly very bummed out that he was snubbed by the Oscars this year for his work in Uncut Gems. She wrapped her speech by saying:
“Oh! Adam Sandler, your performance is extraordinary, and your magic is real, buddy. I love you.”
It’s really too bad Adam Sandler has been happily married for 17 years. Because I think we’d all love to see Adam Sandler get dragged into a three-way gossip triangle with Brad and Jennifer. “I shabba-do! Jen bails on Brad for secret marriage to Adam Sandler.”
Here’s more of Brad after winning his SAG. As well as Jennifer, and her nipples, in the press room and on the red carpet.