Bruce Dern, enjoying a career renaissance at 77, made the Golden Globes a family affair this year.
The best actor nominee was accompanied to the awards show by his daughter, Laura Dern, a former Globe winner herself and also the event's Miss Golden Globe when she was a teenager.
"It's a thrill to have her with me," the elder Dern said. "She's been doing it since she was 9 years old. She's one of those kids who just got it immediately, and as an actress, she's not afraid to look you in the eye."
This year she was busy introducing her father to such celebrity friends as "Girls" star Lena Dunham, "American Hustle" director David O. Russell and "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron.
"It's really an honor to celebrate him," she said.
Another veteran actor back in the spotlight was Robert Redford, a nominee for the film "All Is Lost."
Redford, accompanied by his wife, Sibylle Szaggars, indicated he can get along fine without the attention.
"I like nature," he replied when asked how he liked being back in Hollywood.
— Beth Harris — www.twitter.com/bethharrisap
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