Could a 'Basterd,' a 'Trek' doctor, a 'Goat' and 'Orson Welles' find Oscar?
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George Clooney, "The Men Who Stare At Goats"
Previous nominations or wins:
Won, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Syriana," (2006)
Nominee, Best Director, "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2006)
Nominee, Best Original Screenplay, "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2006)
Nominee, Best Actor, "Michael Clayton," (2007)
Pros: He's arguably funnier in "Goats" than he is as a leading man in "Up in the Air." An Oscar favorite, members will have no qualms about nominating him in both lead and supporting categories.
Cons: Once it comes down to it, he'll clearly be campaigning for a slot for "Air" where he has a better shot at winning. If "Goats" doesn't perform well or receives mixed reviews, his chances in the category could suffer when compared to the rest of the field.