Posted on Sun Jan 8, 2012 10:00 AM PDT
A dapper George Clooney, accompanied by girlfriend Stacey Kiebler, joked with the crowd at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Friday night, about his chances against pal Brad Pitt in the upcoming awards season.
Clooney said backstage of his plans to thwart Pitt in the Golden Globes race: "I don't have any great plans yet, but I'm going to work on it. He's in a cast so he's already hobbled. He's going for the sympathy vote."
Pitt's comeback? "Absolutely. I'm going to work it for all I can get!" the actor joked.
Clooney was at the desert festival to accept the Chairman's award for his work on The Descendants and The Ides of March.
As for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards, Pitt is nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in Moneyball, against Clooney in the same category, for his role in The Descendants. Meanwhile, Clooney's two films are both nominated for Best Motion Picture, as is Pitt's Moneyball. Clooney's got a nod for Best Director for The Ides of March as well. The awards show will be held next weekend in LA.
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