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Angelina Jolie Makes First Post-Surgery Appearance

18/12/2017 03:50 GMT

Angelina Jolie has made her first public appearance since announcing she's had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent developing cancer - and appeared to make her children very proud as she delivered a rousing speech at The Kids' Choice Awards in LA this weekend.

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Chris Pratt presents the award for favorite villain to Angelina Jolie for Maleficent at Nickelodeon's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)


The actress attended the show with two of her daughters, Shiloh and Zahara, and she got huge hugs from them as it was announced she'd won the favourite villain award for her role as Maleficent in the film of the same title, a re-enactment of Sleeping Beauty.

MORE! Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed as preventative measure against cancer

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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


As she stepped onto the stage to receive the award, Angelina told the young audience, "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 realised something, something that I hope you all realise: Different is good.

"And, as your villain, I would also say cause a little trouble - it's good for you."

Cue cheers from the enthusiastic audience, who, like us, obviously think Angelina rocks.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie accepts award for Favorite Villain for 'Maleficent' onstage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie walks to stage to accept award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' at the Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Just last week, the actress wrote about her decision to have her ovaries removed in an article entitled Diary of a Surgery in the New York Times.

A recent checkup revealed "a number" of elevated inflammatory markers that could have been a sign of early cancer.

Doctors suggested the procedure as Angelina - who had a double mastectomy two years ago - carries a mutation in the BRCA1 gene that gave her an 87 per cent risk of breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer.

"I am now in menopause. I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes," she wrote.

"But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared. I know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer'.

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More on the star's surgery decision in the video below:

Angelina Jolie Undergoes Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes