Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer AnistonReuters

Actress Jennifer Aniston stunned in a black Saint Laurent at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards function on Sunday night, but the ensemble came with risks and the actress narrowly missed a wardrobe malfunction.

The dress, which came with a halter neckline embellished with sequins, featured a high slit and it opened wide open while she walked up the stage to present the first award. And according to HollywoodLife, "Her underwear was almost on full display."

Luckily, the "Friends" actress handled her wardrobe scare like a professional, and avoided flashing anything more than her toned legs.

As always, the actress looked stunning, as she had her hair tied up in a trendy updo and complemented her look with Neil Lane jewels. She was accompanied by her beau, Justin Theroux, who looked dapper in a black dress suit and a matching pair of trousers.

Aniston was the first to present and award after Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes monologue. As soon as they announced whoever raised their hand would get an opportunity to present with Jennifer Aniston, "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch was quick to respond.

"You were amazing in 'Imitation Game'," said Aniston as she greeted her co-presenter Cumberbatch, to which he replied, "You're amazing. Wow, I feel like I've won a competition."

Aniston, a best actress nominees for her role in "Cake," was at her playful best on the red carpet, as she grabbed actress Kate Hudson's rear end before starting her interview with Ryan Seacrest. "Look at this," she said, adding, "Irresistible!"

The actress noted that she wasn't going to let the pressure of being a nominee dampen her spirits. But she noted that she was waiting for a meaty role for sometime now.

"I mean, I've wanted to do a role that requires oomph for a long long time, and it just happened to take this long," Aniston said. "Obviously there seems to be a different reaction to pieces of work that turn into other pieces of work. It's something I've observed, we could say."