Despite being snubbed by Oscar this year, Oprah Winfrey says she's "already won." And Emma Thompson says she's at least relieved not to have to put on "another frock and heels."
Both actresses are waxing philosophical about the situation and looking at the bright side.
"Don't be annoyed," Winfrey, overlooked in the supporting actress category for "Lee Daniels' The Butler," said of her reaction.
"... I really look at that category and look who is nominated in that category: my friend Julia (Roberts) and June (Squibb), whom I don't know, but Sally Hawkins and Jennifer (Lawrence) and Lupita (Nyong'o.) I think that's fantastic. And so I haven't picked up the acting chops in 15 years. So to be able to be a part of a film that could get that kind of attention, that could earn the kind of audience respect that it has, I've been saying all along, 'I've already won. I already won.'"
As for Thompson, passed over for best actress in "Saving Mr. Banks," she noted: "You just go 'Oh!'-- and then you (say) 'Ooh, that means I can work in March instead of getting into another frock and heels.'"
Those nominated in the best actress category are Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity") Judi Dench ("Philomena") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County").
Both Winfrey and Thompson spoke at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif.
Robert Redford also weighed in on his Oscar snub while speaking at a press conference Thursday to kick off the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
"Would it have been wonderful to be nominated? Of course," the "All is Lost" actor said. "But I'm not disturbed by it or upset by it because of what I just said… So that's what's on my mind: the chance it gave me [to return to acting roots]. I'm really happy about it. The rest is not my business; it’s somebody else's business. I’m fine."