The one-time winner (Syriana) and two-time nominee (Good Night, and Good Luck and Michael Clayton), comes back with a greater chance at this year's Oscars.
One thing we've also seen Clooney do at the prestigious awards event is give a polite nod in acknowledgement of the star who beat him to the Oscar and clap appreciatively. This year, hopefully, he's going to have to settle for an acceptance speech. Fingers crossed!
By the way does the Academy have an award for humanitarian efforts? His Haiti Telethon was a brilliant effort in raising funds for the devastated nation.