Brad and Angelina go matchy-matchy as they're announced as Oscar nominees
It was all about his-and-her statements for the Jolie-Pitts yesterday. First up, the gorgeous pair bagged matching Best Actor and Best Actress Oscar nominations, then hours later they stepped out in near-identical get-ups for their latest premiere.
Dressing for the weather, rather than the occasion, Brad and Angelina arrived at the Paris premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button looking grey, literally. The pair wore matching head-to-toe dove grey ensembles, with her in Akris wide-legged trousers and a tie-waist mac, and him in a three-piece suit.
Barely cracking a smile, you wouldn’t know that the two had picked up nods just that day for two of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
However, the news hadn’t totally passed them by, with Pitt calling Benjamin Button’s 13 Oscar nods ‘a great honour for the movie’, while taking time to credit his director, telling reporters: ‘I’m especially happy for David Fincher, for without him there would be no Ben Button.’
Pitt was last nominated back in 1996, for Best Supporting Actor in Twelve Monkeys.
For Jolie, nominated for Changeling, it was also a good occasion to pay tribute to her director. She said working with Clint Eastwood was ‘a reward in itself that will last me a lifetime.’
She added, ‘To receive a nomination from the Academy on top of that is a privilege beyond any expectation. It has been an exceptional year for acting, and I am honoured to be in the company of these talented actors whose performances all deserve this recognition.’
This is Angelina’s second nod from the Academy. The first time, in 2000, she won Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted.