George Clooney arrested at Sudanese embassy protest in Washington George Clooney has been arrested at Sudan’s embassy in Washington during a protest against the country’s blockade of humanitarian aid. Clooney, his father Nick and other anti-Sudan activists ignored three police warnings to leave the embassy grounds today and were led away to a Secret Service van in plastic handcuffs. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters; Win McNamee/Getty Images)
George Clooney, best actor nominee for his role in “The Descendants,” and his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler pose on the red carpet as they arrive at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Following The Artist among top nominees for the Hollywood awards were The Descendants, starring George Clooney as a man struggling to keep his family together, and civil rights movie The Help with five nods each, including both in the key category of best film drama.
Joining Descendants and The Help among the films vying for top drama were four movies, Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse and The Ides of March.
The Golden Globe Awards, which are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are among the most widely-watched honors programs leading up to the Oscars in February.
George Clooney: The man who we stare at Toronto remains a city where it pays to pretend you’re blasé about celebrity. Perhaps it’s fitting that arguably more than any other star, Clooney has become the face of TIFF in recent years.
Clooney’s affair with Toronto surely counts as one of the most lasting relationships he’s had. And it is a love affair, insofar as the press loves Clooney, both the Toronto-based home team and foreign journalists. Over coffee and cocktails, they ask each other if they’ll be covering “the Clooney,” as his appearances have come to be known. Bet on Clooney’s face gracing more newspaper sections and website home pages than any other over the next 10 days as he promotes The Descendants, a family dramedy, and The Ides of March, in which he does double duty as both director and star. (Illustration: Gary Clement)