Backstage picture of former couple at SAG Awards sends fans into a frenzy

Staff writer

It was a big night at the 2020 SAG Awards for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

The formerly married pair each won awards at the 26th annual ceremony on Sunday night, with Pitt expectedly winning for his work in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Aniston unexpectedly being awarded for her role in The Morning Show.

It was the picture below that really got people talking though as the former lovers held hands during an intimate moment backstage.

Both wins represented feel-good moments for the awards show, with Pitt delivering a joke-filled acceptance speech that had the whole star-studded crowd laughing, including Aniston, who was shown clapping after one of Pitt's quips about his own love life.

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Pitt's win came minutes ahead of Aniston's, which means that he was still backstage when she gave her speech, during which she expressed immense surprise and gratitude for the honour. While the actor's reaction didn't make the broadcast, some eagle-eyed journalists caught it from backstage and quickly deemed it "the cutest moment of the night".

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According to ET Canada producer Rachel West, Pitt said "oh wow" when his ex-wife won her award. In a video that West shared to Twitter, he can be seen watching a live backstage feed of Aniston's acceptance speech in admiration.

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While there has been a fan-fuelled hope for Aniston and Pitt to get back together ever since Pitt's marriage to Angelina Jolie imploded in 2016, the exes have maintained that they have simply become good friends once again, occasionally attending parties together and delivering effusive comments about one another during interviews.

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