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George Clooney vs. Brad Pitt: Who has more awards heat?

Post by Cinderella on Sat Feb 04 2012, 22:35

Fans of George Clooney and Brad Pitt tend to feel strongly about their respective A-listers; for every "Good Night, and Good Luck" a Clooney-ite will lob, a member of the Pitt Crew will come back with a "Curious Case of Benjamin Button." And so it goes.

It’s rare enough when an awards season brings one movie from each superstar; it’s even less common to get a pair of films from each of them. But 2011 yielded just that, with Pitt starring in and producing “The Tree of Life” and “Moneyball,” and Clooney starring in “The Descendants” and starring in, producing, directing and co-writing “The Ides of March.”

Which of the two has more awards season heat? We turned to The Times’ Heat Meter system, which tallies points for nominations and awards from specific organizations — in any category — that a person has received throughout the season. Turns out the contest has been as dramatic as the pennant race in “Moneyball.”

Pitt jumped off to a big lead thanks to accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Clooney made up some ground once the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations came out, then leapfrogged Pitt after winning the lead actor in a drama prize at the Golden Globes.

The Oscar nominations, though, have made the race close again, with Pitt picking up best picture points as a producer on "Moneyball." Now it’s anyone’s game as we head into the Oscars: Pitt trails Clooney by just nine points in our Heat Meter rankings.

For a complete look at the heat index by various films and personalities, visit The Times' landing page for all things Heat Meter.

--Steven Zeitchik
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Post by Cinderella on Sat Feb 04 2012, 22:45

Here's a quote from Gary Oldman:
WATCHING All the Oscar contenders. I’m a fan of George Clooney. I think he has a very interesting range. I think audiences respond to emotional sincerity. And you can’t put a pin through an insincere moment in Christopher Plummer’s performance. And Brad Pitt, I could watch him read a phone directory.

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Feb 04 2012, 23:15

Well George has won more and really I just don't think Brad's time is yet.

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Post by Cinderella on Sun Feb 05 2012, 00:24

I watched a video of Matt and someone asked him about it and he said George has had one and he has too, and he thought the advice to Brad would be to work harder... lol!

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Post by lucy on Sun Feb 05 2012, 00:37

Just bought Moneyball but haven't gotten a to see it, and haven't seen TOL, but it is on my to do list before Oscars.After will have an opinion has anyone seen Brad's movies?

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Post by zizi on Sun Feb 05 2012, 00:44

Lucy I would recommend TOL , it's a master piece, not an easy movie to watch, but it will stay in your mind for a long time.

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Post by lucy on Sun Feb 05 2012, 00:52

Thanks zizi, my daughter and I were just talking about it last night, her friend refuses to see any film with BP or SP. Which we find odd, certain films I won't see because of the topic but never the actors.

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Post by Missa on Sun Feb 05 2012, 02:07

I saw Moneyball, which I enjoyed, but to be honest, I never thought "Give this man an Oscar!" while I was watching it. And I'm a big fan of Brad's. Tree of Life is still on my "to watch" list. I think Gary Oldman is George's real competition, since they like to give awards for a lifetime of work, and Oldman has that "it's his turn" feel about him.

Lucy, who is "SP"? If it's Sarah Jessica Parker, I can get behind never watching her in anything ever again.

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sun Feb 05 2012, 06:20

SP is it Sean Pean? Who I actually love he is a brilliant actor. I love Brad and I was surprised he didn't get an Oscar for Benjamin Button that was a brilliant movie and he was so great in it. But a movie about baseball statistics which is generally what it's about just doesn't say Oscar to me. A man who loses his cheating wife and becomes in touch with his two daughters while she is in a coma then deals with her death and learns about himself and the kids....phew that says Oscar. I can't watch Adam Sandler or Scarlett Hohanson just don't get her at all.

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Post by Missa on Sun Feb 05 2012, 12:51

Ah, Sean Penn didn't even occur to me. He's great too. I agree with you on Scarlett and Adam. I have never and will never understand those two.

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Post by lucy on Sun Feb 05 2012, 14:25

Yes Sean P he plays Brad's adult son.

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Post by lucy on Sun Feb 05 2012, 14:31

Dex have to agree with you on AS, but for me it isn't AS it's the films he makes it feels like the same thing over&over. Feel the same about Jen A she keeps playing the same women in every film or maybe it 's just that type of film I'm not fond of.

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Post by sadDonkey on Sun Feb 05 2012, 21:51

zizi wrote:Lucy I would recommend TOL , it's a master piece, not an easy movie to watch, but it will stay in your mind for a long time.
I absolutely agree!!! And for a better understanding you should read The Book of Job from the Bible first.

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