George Clooney won’t be stepping off the red carpet any time soon. Sure, his three 2009 movies are all premiered out—but it’s trophy season, baby! Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis were in Manhattan last night to pick up a Best Actor award for Up In The Air from the NY Film Critics’ Circle (his Fantastic Mr. Fox also won Best Animated Film). Clooney seemed to be in a great mood despite drinks coming well before dinner—or perhaps because of it. “I got the chicken about five minutes ago, so I’m Mariah Carey f—ed up right now,” he joked during his first trip to the podium for Fox (he sobered up by his speech for Air). Earlier on the red carpet, he made he cracked another zinger to People, this one about his Miss Canalis. “She’s homely, but what can you do?” When you’re George Clooney, who can’t you do?
Having snagged Best Actor from the National Board Of Review and a handful local film circles before his latest win, Clooney has a good shot of picking up another nod at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this weekend. Find out if he wins on Friday, January 15th at 9PM EST – only on VH1.
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