Oscars Diary: Clooney's full house of nominations


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Clooney’s full house of nominations

With his producer credit on Best Picture favourite Argo, George Clooney becomes the first person ever nominated in all six major categories.

Besides his many Best Actor nominations, Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana in 2005, the same year he was nominated for directing and co-writing Good Night and Good Luck. He was shortlisted for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Ides of March in 2011.

Wounded Hawke won’t be flying high

Ethan Hawke seems unlikely to be rewarded by the Academy any time soon. In the latest issue of Gotham magazine, the actor calls the Oscar race, “asinine… if you look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace. Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and accolades, I think it’s really destructive.” Hawke was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for Training Day in 2001. He didn’t win.

Sore loser? Have a gift

Losers can console themselves with an “Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag”, which is delivered to their door the next morning. This year’s bag contains gifts worth more than $45,000 (£29,500).