Jennifer Aniston unexpectedly dashes off the red carpet during latest appearance in stunning little black dress

The actress, 55, was on hand primarily to present the People’s Icon award to her close friend and frequent co-star Adam Sandler,

delivering a touching tribute to the comedian.

Their moment of joy, which included her dedication to him on stage and his own emotional speech, moved out to the red carpet (or, in this case, teal carpet) as well as they posed for photos together with his trophy.

However, it ended up being short-lived, according to a clip captured by E! News on the carpet, when Jennifer rushed off leaving her co-star standing there.

While Adam, 57, was left momentarily stumped, she quickly explained that her category was being presented. Jennifer was nominated for both Female TV Star of the Year and Drama TV Star of the Year, winning the latter (she lost the former to Only Murders in the Building lead Selena Gomez).