03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

George Clooney's Boycott Threat To Oscars

The Hollywood star George Clooney is being credited with inspiring an actors' boycott against film award ceremonies that threatens to reduce next weekend's Golden Globe Awards to a shambles and is jeopardising the most important event in the Hollywood calendar, next month's Oscars.

This weekend the Screen Actors Guild announced that the 70 actors shortlisted for awards at the Globes will not be attending the ceremony in sympathy with scriptwriters who have been on strike for two months.

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