updated 01/23/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/24/2012 AT 9:50 AM ET
Hollywood’s awards season is a time of relative calm for the Jolie-Pitt family. Oscar-nominee Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can celebrate their films – and the reaction to them – and also kick back with the kids.
On the latter score, Pitt says, the children have certain favorite activities – both at home and on outings.
“A lot of it, for us, is family,” the actor, 48, told PEOPLE Sunday at the Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills. “Just breaking away and getting to take the kids to Benihana’s or something.”