Date: 15th November 2004

George won't go to the Oscars

George Clooney says he has never attended an Oscars ceremony because he find awards shows embarrassing if he hasn't been nominated.

The star would be much happier if awards ceremonies focused more on making quality movies rather than celebrity back slapping reports Femalefirst.

He said: "I've never been to the Oscars - I don't know anything about them. I think that the only reason there should be an awards show is because there's a possibility it will get people to make better films.

For example, some films get a great boost from Academy Award campaigns and because of that they get to be made. I don't particularly think it's a good thing to try and compare pieces of art.

"The only time I've gone to any awards show is the time that I'm nominated. Otherwise it seems kind of silly and embarrassing."

Clooney's latest film Ocean's 12 will be released in the UK on February 4.

Source: Press Release