George Clooney Talks Awards, Politics

Posted Friday January 13, 2012 11:10 AM GMT

With awards show season off and running, George Clooney shared his feelings about all the pomp and circumstance that comes along with it.

The “Descendants” star told press, "The truth is, I think awards are always a very nice thing, in particular in helping films that are small continue to be made, because they are hard to get made."

"There was a time when I was younger that the idea of them was intimidating and the idea of these kinds of shows was intimidating, and now it's just fun, because I get to see people I like that I don't get to see very often."

Clooney also mentioned the fact that he is up against his friend Brad Pitt at many of the awards shows. "I'm sure there's a death match. Look, he's my buddy, so everything that happens that's good for him makes me very happy."

As for the Republican presidential candidate craziness, George noted, "There's been a pretty fun debate in the Republican Party; I've enjoyed watching. I'm sad it's coming to a close. I'm a Democrat, so there are things that are fun about it. Listen, they're going to find a guy, and it looks like it's going to be Mitt Romney, and then away we go."

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