Maria Mercedes Lara
March 28, 2015 08:55 PM

Angelina Jolie made her first post-surgery appearance on Saturday when she attended the Kids’ Choice Awards in Inglewood, California.

The actress, 39, was joined by daughters Zahara, 10, and Shiloh, 8, for the big event, where she won the award for favorite villain for her role in Maleficent. Jolie was also up for the favorite actress award, but she lost out to The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Emma Stone.

It’s been a headline-making week for Jolie, who announced on Tuesday that she had her ovaries and fallopian tube removed in an op-ed for The New York Times. She made the decision to go through with the surgery after her doctors told her that she was showing the early signs of cancer.

The actress revealed in May 2013 that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed she was at a high risk for both breast and ovarian cancer, which claimed the life her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in 2007.

In the most recent op-ed, Jolie revealed that she underwent the surgery in mid-March, which has sent her into menopause. She also wrote about how her husband, Brad Pitt had supported her through her ordeal.

She wrote that she called Pitt, who was on a trip in France, he was “on a plane within hours” to be by her side.

In 2014, Jolie told PEOPLE that her health issues have brought her family closer.

“We’ve been through so much,” she said at the time. “We’ve gotten a lot closer, which I think naturally happens with raising a family together. You have history. … You have this person who really knows you, and you know them so well. You’re not lovers or boyfriend and girlfriend as much as you are a family.”

See Brad and Angelina Work the Maleficent Premiere Red Carpet

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