Clooney brands himself the 'Hillary Clinton of the Oscars'

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Washington, Feb 23 : George Clooney has branded himself the 'Hillary Clinton of the Oscars', insisting that he cannot win the Best Actor award over fellow nominee Daniel Day-Lewis.

The actor compared his battle for the Best Actor Oscar to the U.S. presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Clooney has already stated that he would have scooped the most prestigious gong had Daniel Day-Lewis not been in the running for the prize.

And the actor, who has always been a vocal supporter of Obama's campaign, insisted that Hilton would have been a sure shot winner if her opponent wasn't Obama.

"For me, it's like being Hillary Clinton. If it weren't for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year," Contactmusic quoted him, as telling Time magazine.

"I thought Daniel Day-Lewis had the best performance of the year," he added.

Clooney is nominated for his performance in the legal drama "Michael Clayton", while Daniel Day-Lewis has been tipped to take the prize for his acclaimed performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.

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