"I think a lot of people at home think we always hang out together — like we're always at the Hilton together drinking champagne. And the truth is, I hadn't seen Brad in about a year . . . So all the other part of it, the competition part of it. That seems to be a favorite topic. People, they love to pit Brad and I against each other, to coin a phrase, and the truth is, we're buddies. You know, Viola had her honeymoon at my house in Italy. It's good to be around people I enjoy."
— George on his fellow Oscar nominees