Clooney doubtful of Oscar success

Hollywood actor/director George Clooney doubts he will win any Oscars at next month's Academy Awards, because his movies can't fight Brokeback Mountain.

Clooney is up for Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, while his movie Good Night, And Good Luck, which he directed and starred in, is up for six gongs, including Best Director and Best Picture, while Ang Lee's gay cowboy romance is up in eight categories.

Speaking at the Berlin International Film Festival today, Clooney said: "I don't think we're going to win any.

"There's been a lot of Brokeback Mountain stuff, we should have made them cowboys."

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