Clooney’s Golden Globes speech honors wife

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George Clooney (wearing a 'Je Suis Charlie' badge) and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS George Clooney (wearing a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ badge) and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.

Oh brother, women have it tough on the red carpet, actor George Clooney conceded Sunday night.

The “O Brother Where Art Thou” actor said he looked no further than his own closet for his 72nd annual Golden Globes attire while his new wife Amal Alamuddin was held to a much higher standard.

“I’m wearing my wedding tux,” Clooney, 53, boasted backstage after picking up the night’s Cecil B. DeMille award.

“Men just have it so much easier, it’s honestly not fair,” he said.

“Amal was looking at dresses last night and still trying to figure out what to wear. And I was watching the football game,” he said.

“You know, 2 o’clock this afternoon, we were still watching a football game,” he continued. “It’s not fair to women at the awards shows.”

Alamuddin, 36, finally settled on a long black Dior Haute Couture gown and elbow-length white gloves.

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Upon receiving his award, Clooney gushed over his barrister bride.

“Amal, whatever alchemy brought us together, I couldn’t be prouder to be your husband,” he said.

The “Gravity” star admitted backstage he’s on a serious roll.

“I’m having an exceptional year, an exceptional time in my life. I’m really in a happy place. It’s nice. I really enjoy my life,” he said.

Asked about his reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and whether he had any plans to tackle the world’s “new reality” in his work, Clooney said it was a “tricky thing” to translate current events to the silver screen.

“Films usually fall a couple years behind the news stories themselves. It takes time to write a screenplay. So, right now we’re just all trying to process the idea of what the world is going to look like next and hope that we don’t overreact again. We have to be very careful of that,” he said.


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“There’s a lot of anti-Muslim fervor in parts of Europe. We have to make sure that that doesn’t get grouped into this horrible, horrible act of violence. It’s going to take film some period of time to catch up,” he said.

But the politically conscious actor called for solidarity.

“We have to stand up together, or we end up falling apart,” he said.

Clooney also reiterated his frustrations with the press and some Hollywood peers over the handling of the recent Sony hacking incident.

“I didn’t attack reporters. I didn’t. I discussed the coverage that was going on because there were an awful lot of things going on. (It was) the largest hack in United States history, and no one was writing about that. It was a joke. What they were really doing was little snippets of gossip,” he said.

“I felt like everyone needed to join together, like I just talked about,” he explained. “And I felt like the studios, the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and everybody had a good learning lesson. And hopefully we’ll improve the next time.”

ndillon@nydailynews.com

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