The prestigious ceremony brought out a who's-who of this year's awards season contenders, although there wasn't too much suspense throughout the night. The winners were previously announced in December.
The awards show is often viewed as a prelude of sorts for the Oscars, but Hollywood legend Robert Redford
, who won best actor for his near-silent performance in "All Is Lost,"
said he doesn't like to get his hopes up too high.
"I never think about outcomes when I do work," Redford
said. "I think expectations and predictions are kind of dangerous...You're better off just doing the work and not thinking about the outcome."
Redford's award was presented by his good friend Glenn Close
. The two actors co-stared together in 1984's "The Natural."
"It's rather bizarre to be at an awards show given by critics," Close said, "Because critics are usually our worst enemies. Ask any actor what his worst criticism was, and he'll know it word for word."
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