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Monday 21 April 2014

George Clooney: I want Oscars tiara

George Clooney

George Clooney would prefer a “sash and a tiara” to an Academy Award.

The actor has been nicknamed the ‘King of Oscars’ thanks to his eight nominations across six different categories throughout his career.

Last night Argo - which he helped produce - picked up the best picture gong at the Academy Awards, but the 51-year-old quipped he would rather be taking home something pretty.

"[My publicist] is the one spreading the rumours [that I’m King of the Oscars]," he laughed to Entertainment Tonight.

"Unless I get a tiara and some form of a sash, I'm not happy."

Last night’s honour is the star’s second Oscar, having won the prize for best supporting actor for his part in Syriana in 2006.

George explained why he felt inspired to take on some behind-the-scenes work on Argo - which was directed by Ben Affleck - rather than a lead role.

"If you're an actor, you know that you have a time limit that you're allowed to actually do this on screen, so all you're really trying to do is do other jobs so you have things to do," he admitted.

"If you can succeed in that, it's nice."

Also celebrating at last night’s glitzy bash were Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé Justin Theroux.

The former Friends star looked stunning in a red Valentino dress but also got tongues wagging for other reasons.

During the course of the evening, Justin was seen placing his hand protectively over Jennifer’s stomach, sparking rumours she could be pregnant.

According to reports, the couple are looking to wed soon.

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