The Diva Shines: Angelina Jolie Stuns in Elegant Black Mini-Dress at Exclusive Deadline Contenders Event

Angelina Jolie looked stunning in a chic little black dress at Deadline Hollywood’s The Contenders event in West Hollywood on Saturday. Despite being 41 years old, the Oscar-winning actress effortlessly defied her age in the black-knit turtleneck mini-dress and stylish leather booties, which were expertly chosen by her stylist, Jen Rade. The divorced mother-of-six completed her look with a bold red lip, trendy dark aviator sunglasses, and a playful ponytail. Attendees at the Directors Guild of America Theater couldn’t help but be captivated by Jolie’s effortless style and undeniable beauty.

Strutting her stuff: Angelina Jolie vamped it up in a leggy LBD for Deadline Hollywood's seventh annual The Contenders event in West Hollywood on Saturday

Showing off her style and charisma, Angelina Jolie dazzled the crowd at Deadline Hollywood’s The Contenders event in West Hollywood. The Hollywood icon graciously interacted with her adoring fans, signing autographs and taking selfies. Jolie has been embracing the single life since her legal separation from Brad Pitt, with whom she shares three children – Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox. Another familiar face in the industry, Mary J. Blige, can relate to Jolie’s experiences, as the talented actress is currently going through a divorce from her ex-manager, Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs. Accompanying Jolie at the event was her loyal friend and co-screenwriter, Loung Ung, who looked stunning in a stylish black dress.

Skinny Minnie! The Oscar winner easily defied her 41 years in the black-knit turtleneck mini-dress and matching leather booties selected by stylist Jen Rade

Skinny Minnie! The Oscar winner easily defied her 41 years in the black-knit turtleneck mini-dress and matching leather booties selected by stylist Jen Rade

Slim Minnie! The acclaimed actress effortlessly challenged the notion of age when she wore a chic black knitted turtleneck mini-dress paired with matching leather booties, expertly chosen by her stylist, Jen Rade.

Brunette bombshell: The divorced mother-of-six also rocked a red pout and dark aviator sunglasses with her perky ponytail at the Directors Guild of America Theater

Gorgeous lady with brown hair: The single mother with six children looked stunning as she sported a vibrant red lipstick, paired with stylish dark aviator sunglasses, while flaunting her lively ponytail at the Directors Guild of America Theater.

Her public: Angelina benevolently greeted her waiting Los Angeles-area fans outside the venue by signing autographs and posing for selfies

Angelina warmly welcomed her enthusiastic fans in Los Angeles, graciously signing autographs and happily posing for selfies outside the venue.

Selfie time: Jolie has been single since legally separating from third husband Brad Pitt a year ago after two years of marriage and three children - Shiloh, 11; and twins Vivienne & Knox, 9

Time for a selfie: Jolie has been flying solo ever since officially parting ways from her third partner Brad Pitt, one year ago. They had been wedded for a mere two years and together they share three beautiful offspring; Shiloh, aged 11, and the adorable twins, Vivienne and Knox, both aged 9.

Angelina encountered the human rights advocate, who was 47 at the time, sixteen years ago. The two of them collaborated to transform her memoir, “First They Killed My Father,” which was published in 2006, into a film available for streaming on Netflix.
When asked about the awards season, Jolie disclosed that her fifth directorial venture has been selected as Cambodia’s official entry for the best foreign film category at the Academy Awards next year.
During a Q&A session, Loung, a moderator, pointed out that the Cambodian people do not perceive Angelina as a Western woman. Instead, they consider her one of their own. Loung emphasized that Angelina became a citizen of Cambodia in 2005 but even prior to that, she embodied the spirit of the Cambodian people.

Hey girl! If anyone can commiserate with the former wild child it's Mudbound actress Mary J. Blige (L), who's still divorcing ex-manager Martin 'Kendu' Isaacs after 13 years of marriage

Hey there! If there’s anyone who can relate to the ex-wild child, it’s the talented actress Mary J. Blige (L), known for her role in Mudbound. She’s currently in the process of divorcing her ex-manager, Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, after being married for a solid 13 years.

Reunited: Joining the Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was her longtime friend and co-screenwriter, Loung Ung wearing a sleeveless black dress

Reunited: Joining the Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was her longtime friend and co-screenwriter, Loung Ung wearing a sleeveless black dress

Coming together again: Accompanying the Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was none other than her dear friend and fellow screenwriter, Loung Ung, looking elegant in a chic black dress without sleeves.

Gal pals: Angelina met the 47-year-old human rights activist 16 years ago and together they adapted her 2006 memoir First They Killed My Father into a Netflix film currently streaming

Best friends forever: Angelina and the 47-year-old champion of human rights crossed paths back in the day and joined forces to transform her memoir titled First They Killed My Father, published in 2006, into an exclusive Netflix movie that is currently available for streaming.

Smiles: Angelina warmly embraced Loung as the pair celebrated the film

Grinning with utter delight, Angelina extended her arms to tightly embrace Loung, radiating pure joy as the two of them reveled in the glorious success of their film.

Ung said: 'We clicked right away - she was really, really authentic. She really hates it when I gush about her in public, but she's a really cool person!'

Ung expressed her immediate connection with someone she met, appreciating their authenticity. She acknowledged that this person may dislike public praise, but she considers them to be a genuinely cool individual. Ung’s sentiments were echoed by the director of By the Sea, who shared how her sons played significant roles in a film centered around the tragic events of genocide. The director explained that the Cambodian individuals involved in the project were deeply impacted by the war, motivating them to participate for their loved ones. She highlighted the power of art and creativity, emphasizing that even in the face of tragedy, the country’s artistic expression is a source of pride and inspiration.

Congrats! During the awards season Q&A, Jolie announced that her fifth directorial effort is Cambodia's official entry for next year's Academy Awards best foreign film category

Congratulations! In an exciting turn of events, Jolie pleasantly surprised everyone during the Q&A session of the awards season by disclosing that her latest directorial venture has been chosen as Cambodia’s official submission for the highly anticipated best foreign film category at the upcoming Academy Awards.

Candid: Loung told moderator Pete Hammond (L): 'If I may, we Cambodians don't consider Angie a Western woman. She's ours and she's been a citizen since 2005 - and before that, she was Cambodian in spirit'

Informal: Loung openly shared with moderator Pete Hammond (L) that, from the perspective of Cambodians, Angelina Jolie is not perceived as a Western woman. Rather, she is seen as one of our own, having obtained citizenship in 2005. Even before that, her connection to Cambodia was deeply rooted in her spirit.

Radiant: Angelina showed off her radiant complexion and alabaster skin as she chatted

away with her friends. Her face glowed with a natural and luminous beauty, drawing the attention of everyone around her. Angelina’s flawless and porcelain-like skin appeared to be illuminated from within, giving her an ethereal and enchanting aura. As she engaged in conversation, her radiant complexion radiated a radiance that was impossible to ignore.

Brunette beauty: Angelina was the epitome of beauty as she waxed lyrical about the production

Gorgeous with Chestnut Hair: Angelina effortlessly exuded beauty while passionately praising the production.

Power duo: Angelina joined a stunning Mary, who was clad in a neon jumpsuit,  at the glittering event

Dynamic pair: Angelina accompanied a gorgeous Mary, who was dressed in a vibrant neon jumpsuit, to the dazzling occasion.

Family affair: The By the Sea director's 16-year-old son Maddox (3-L) received an executive-producing credit for the genocide drama and her 13-year-old son Pax (4-L) shot still photography for it

A matter of family involvement: The famous director of By the Sea acknowledged her 16-year-old son Maddox (positioned 3-L) by granting him an executive-producing credit for the intense drama project centered around genocide. Additionally, her 13-year-old son Pax (positioned 4-L) took on the role of capturing still moments through his photographic skills during the production.

At the helm: The Khmer-language drama currently holds a 89 percent critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 72 percent approval rating on MetaCritic, and a 7.3/10 on IMDb

Leading the way: The Khmer-language drama is currently earning stellar reviews, with a solid 89 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, a respectable 72 percent on MetaCritic, and a decent 7.3/10 on IMDb.
Moreover, the talented actress known for her role in Kung Fu Panda 3 is gearing up to start filming the highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s popular film Maleficent, which explores the backstory of the iconic villain.
Before diving into this exciting project, Jolie took on the role of executive producer for the captivating animated feature The Breadwinner, set in Afghanistan. The film is slated to hit theaters in the US on November 17 and in the UK on May 25.
Directed by Nora Twomey, this remarkable adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ 2001 novel revolves around a determined young girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family after her father is arrested.

Based on Deborah Ellis' 2001 novel: Jolie executive-produced the Afghanistan-set animated feature The Breadwinner, which hits US theaters November 17 and UK theaters May 25 

Jolie has taken on the role of executive producer for the animated film The Breadwinner, inspired by Deborah Ellis’ captivating novel from 2001. The movie is set in Afghanistan and is set to release in theaters across the United States on November 17, while the United Kingdom will witness its premiere on May 25.

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