After posing for photographers on the red carpet, the 77-year-old Ray Donovan actor—nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category—spoke to E! News about his holiday plans and gave an update on how Angelina Jolie is doing in the wake of her divorce from Brad Pitt.
"Christmas is family, and I have lots of family. I'm hoping to see my grandchildren. I'm hoping to see my grandnieces and nephews and be with them. I'm making the plans now," he told E!'s Marc Malkin. "By the way, I'm supposed to be making these plane flights right as we speak."
But, like many actors who've been on the awards circuit, Voight admitted, "I'm a little behind."
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Though he still has to finalize his travel arrangements, Voight isn't entirely behind schedule this year. In fact, he already has his grandchildren's Christmas presents picked out. "I have a couple of things that I do for the grandkids. They look forward to the same things every year," he said. "The kids in New York, we get to see a show. So, I get them all tickets to a show that they like."
This will be Jolie's first Christmas since filing for divorce from Pitt in September. The breakup has been hard on everyone in the family, and as a result, the actors and their six children are undergoing individual and group counseling. "She's OK," Voight said of Jolie. "She's holding on."
When E! News caught up with Voight at the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiere last month, he politely declined to discuss the details of his daughter's divorce. "I appreciate everybody's concern and their prayers," he said. "Hopefully things will work out."
Shortly after Jolie, 41, filed for divorce, she and Pitt reached a temporary custody agreement. Weeks later, the FBI closed its investigation into Pitt regarding an alleged incident between him and a child aboard a private plane on Sept. 15. The Allied actor, 52, later asked a judge to make all matters related to their divorce private; the judge will decide on the matter next year.