Angelina Jolie To Kids At 2015 Nickelodeon Awards: 'Different Is Good'. Makes First Public Appearance After Ovary Removal Surgery

By Maria Slither - 30 Mar '15 10:32AM

Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance at the 2015 Nickelodeon Awards in The Forum in Inglewood, California days after her second cancer preventive surgery. As she received her award for Favorite Villain, she told kids that there is nothing bad about being different.

"When I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different. And I felt out of place -- too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And, then one day I realized something, something that I hope you all realize: Different is good," the 39-year old actress speaks amidst enthusiastic screens, CNN reports.

Jolie, who is also known for being a humanitarian, added: "And, as your villain, I would also say cause a little trouble -- it's good for you."

This is her first appearance since her surgery that removes her ovaries and fallopian tubes on March 24. Dressed in a classic black dress, Angelina is all-smiles to the crowd and is seen with children Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt whom she kissed before going up the stage.

According to US Weekly, the actress-director has received two nominations for the 2015 Nickelodeon Awards this year-one for Favorite Villain and the other for Favorite Movie actress which is awarded to Emma Stone for her performance in The Amazing Spiderman-2.

Also in the event is Meghan Trainer, also nominated for Favorite New Artist and Favorite Song of the Year (for "All About That Bass"). Jolie, her two Zahara and Shiloh, posed with her in one of the photos.

Other winners for the event include Chris Hemswoth and Jennifer Lawrence as the crowd's favorite male and female action stars for the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Ben Stiller also received an award for the latest "Night at the Museum" Variety announced.

It can be remembered that last week, Angelina Jolie officially announced that she followed her doctor's advice to go through the cancer preventive surgery and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. This came out two years after she also underwent a double mastectomy, The Wrap said.

In her article in The New York Daily News, she talks about what prompted her to decide to accept the surgery.

"Two years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer," she said.

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