Arguments for:

  • He is George Clooney. He is Mr Hollywood
  • One of the top 5 names in the world and socially active, substance behind the celebrity
  • George has a new girl. People Magazine has been trying to whitewash her to gain favour with him. And an attached George always gets the MiniVan talking
  • George hasTHREE films in rotation: The Men Who Stare At Goats, The Fantastic Mr Fox, and yes, Up In The Air, expected to have a strong presence come nomination day. Therefore…
  • George is campaigning. He has a Supporting Actor win. He would LOVE a Best Actor win and the last time he sat on the SMA throne, he also took home an Oscar
  • If there’s anyone to be named SMA for an unprecedented 3rd time…

Arguments against:

  • George is old blood. He’s already been named twice. It’s not like there’s a shortage of sexy
  • The season is longer this year. Paramount is being very careful about this campaign. Oversaturation too early could jeopardise his chances, especially with Colin Firth now firmly planted in the lead
  • Whitewashing the Italian Queen isn’t convincing everyone. There’s this thing called the internet. And she’s naked all over it
  • The MiniVan could be tiring of George’s middle age diddling. And he never dates anyone who looks like them anyway

Odds: 10 to 1