On Saturday night, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided to fight the rumors by making a big public outing. Unfortunately for all, Brad and Angelina often decide to make their big public outings when very few photo agencies are set up, so I can’t find anything of Angelina beyond these two Getty photos below. Brad, however, spoke on stage about Quentin Tarantino (his Basterds director, and a nominee for Best Director last night), and Brad and Quentin posed for many, many photos. Also, Quentin didn’t end up winning last night – but Avatar director James Cameron didn’t win either! Shocking! Instead, the Best Director prize went to Kathryn Bigelow, for The Hurt Locker. It was the first time a woman won the big prize, and it means that the Best Director and Best Picture Oscar races are wide open.
So much for those breakup rumors!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stepped out Saturday night to attend the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles – and observers say the couple were as happy as can be.
“They looked very giggly,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Pitt, who was at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza to introduce his Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino, was an attentive companion to Jolie, a surprise guest, who wore a gray, single-shoulder Elie Saab gown with gold hoop earrings by Ofira Schwartz, Stuart Weitzman shoes and a vintage bag.
Pitt, whose curious beard has been trimmed, pulled Jolie’s chair out for her and touched her back throughout the night as they chatted animatedly with Tarantino at a table of colleagues from the film.
“They look like they are having a fun time,” says an onlooker of the couple as they worked the room. “It’s definitely a date.”
And the Winner Is …
Pitt gave a warm introduction to his director, complete with a spot-on Tarantino impersonation, but Basterds didn’t take the top prize. Instead, it went to The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow, who is the first woman to win the feature film award, which almost always predicts the Best Director winner at the Oscars.
Jolie wasn’t the only unexpected star to show up Saturday. The other one was Cher, who was a surprise “trophy girl” for lifetime achievement winner Norman Jewison, her Moonstruck director.
It was a long night, lasting more than four hours, but Pitt and Jolie, who stayed close the entire time, didn’t seem to mind.
“They were extremely affectionate,” says an onlooker.
[From People Magazine]
From the two photos of Angelina, she was wearing a rather lovely shade of green. I like when she wears something other than a sack, and something other than black. I wish I could see it better!
In related news, Angelina’s dad Jon Voight still won’t shut up about his daughter. He attended one of the pre-Grammy events on Saturday (for what reason? I have no idea), and when asked about the Brangelina-split rumors, Voight told reporters, “Anyone can say anything these days.” He also claimed that he “just” spent time with Angelina and his grandchildren, and that Angelina “She doesn’t pay attention to it. She has enough to worry about—she has six kids!”
UPDATE: As many have pointed out, the BBC has compiled some footage from the event, so if you’d like to see part of Brad’s speech about Tarantino, or a quick cut-away of Brad and Angelina sitting next to each other, go to BBC online. Here’s a screencap of the Brangelina cutaway: