In one evening, George Clooney made the case for being Hollywood's best star to both present and give acceptance speeches. While setting up an award for his 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' director Wes Anderson at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday, Clooney opened up with a topical doozy. "I am like Mariah Carey f----d up right now," referring to the singer's tipsy behavior at an awards in Florida last week.

Later, when he accepted an award for best actor for 'Mr. Fox,' Clooney made a vow to New York Observer critic Rex Reed, who has a tendency to dislike the actor's work: "I want you to know, Rex: I will not sleep, I will not rest, I will not sleep at my home, or at my villa in Italy -- Lake Como, Italy. I will not sleep in my villa in Lake Como, Italy until you're happy."