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
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...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.