Best Actor Winner George Clooney Chats Politics At Critics' Choice Awards

Jan. 12 2012, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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The 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles Thursday night, and was on the red carpet to speak exclusively with the film world’s elite, including George Clooney, and his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election.

"Will you be backing Mitt Romney all the way now?" special correspondent, The Bachelor’s Matt Grant, joked with the outspoken Democrat, who was flanked by his gorgeous gal pal Stacy Keibler.

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"Yes I'm a full ... it's gonna be an interesting time for politics," the two-time winner of People's Sexiest Man Alive, who took home the Best Actor award for The Descendants Thursday, told exclusively.

Click here for complete list of winners at 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards

Clooney's Descendants co-star Judy Greer shared with us what it's like to work alongside the A-list Oscar-winner.

"He's like the president ... the president of Hollywood," Greer told us exclusively. "He's the kind of guy that you can look up to, but also have fun with. And he doesn't take himself too seriously, and he sets a really good example on set.

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We also spoke with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who told us there were no problems working on a set with so many women, and that the process of making his hilarious movie was very peaceful.

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The Artist was the night's big winner, collecting the honors for Best Picture, Best Score, Costume Design and Director.

One of its stars, James Cromwell, told us he enjoyed participating in the unconventional silent movie, as a “rebel” and an “iconoclast.” special correspondent Matt Grant can be reached at


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