This year’s Golden Globes was always destined to be an interesting affair. As the first major award ceremony of the year, the star-studded event was guaranteed to see its format challenged by the infinite string of sexual harassment allegations that had plagued the industry over the past six months.
As stars paraded down the red carpet in black gowns and dark-hued suits in protest of the inappropriate culture which has long permeated the Hollywood air, there was another situation subtly stirring – one that would have been the talk of the night had the #MeToo campaign not have stolen the spotlight.
While all eyes may have been on Oprah during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Entertainment, all eyes were firmly on Angelina Jolie when Friends icon, Jennifer Anniston took to the stage to present an award.
Even the cameras couldn’t help but focus on Jolie, as Anniston, along with Carol Burnett, announced the winner for Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy). The two actresses have a famously fraught history after Jolie effectively stole Anniston’s husband, Brad Pitt.
Back in 2005, Jolie was cited as the cause when Anniston filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after five years of marriage. Jolie and Pitt had featured together in the hit film Mr. & Mrs. Smith and while the on-screen chemistry was potent between the two, nobody assumed it was genuine.