George Clooney and his new wife Amal at the Golden Globes.
George Clooney and his new wife Amal at the Golden Globes.

George Clooney slams red carpet pressure for women

GEORGE Clooney thinks awards shows are "not fair" to women.  

The 'Monuments Men' actor wore the tuxedo he donned for his September wedding to wife Amal at the Golden Globe Awards and says it was much easier for him to decide what to wear than for his wife, as there is so much attention paid to females on the red carpet.  

He said backstage at the Beverly Hilton hotel: "I'm wearing my wedding tux.  

"I was talking with Don Cheadle [about this] -- guys just have it so much easier. It's honestly not fair.  

"Amal was looking at dresses last night still, trying to figure out what she was going to wear and I was watching the football game. Two o'clock this afternoon, I was still watching football and she's... It's not fair to women these award shows."  

Earlier in the evening, the 53-year-old actor paid tribute to his wife as he picked up the Cecil B. DeMille Award for an outstanding contribution to entertainment.  

He said: "I've had a pretty good year myself...  

"Listen: It's a humbling thing when you find someone to love - even better when you've been waiting your whole life. And when your whole life is 53 years, Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn't be more proud to be your husband."



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