Clooney Sees No Country Sweep

The actor shares his Oscar picks ahead of tomorrow's ceremony; tells Time he's never wrong
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2008 7:19 PM CST
Clooney Sees No Country Sweep
In this image provided by Paramount Vantage, Daniel Day-Lewis appears in a scene from "There Will Be Blood". The film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. The awards are scheduled to be held on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Paramount Vantage)   (Associated Press)

If you’re betting on Oscar results this weekend, Time has an odd piece of advice: Listen to George Clooney. The actor says he's never been wrong about winners, the magazine reports, and he shares this year’s picks: The Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men will sweep, netting the film Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and a Supporting Actor statue for Javier Bardem.

Another gruesome frontier tale, There Will Be Blood, won’t be far behind: Clooney predicts an Oscar for star Daniel-Day Lewis and a Best Cinematography nod. The rest is for the ladies: Best Actress, Julie Christie in Away From Her; Best Supporting Actress, Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone; and a Best Original Screenplay for Diablo Cody's Juno. Odd flick out? Clooney’s own Michael Clayton. (More Oscars stories.)

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