George Clooney wins Oscar Gold

3-5-06 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Clooney wins the first major Oscar of the night, supporting actor for his role in "Syriana."

He's also up for directing and writing "Good Night, and Good Luck." As Clooney accepted his acting Oscar, he joked that he's not winning director.

Clooney also praised Oscar voters for their daring. He noted that Hattie McDaniel won a best supporting actress Oscar for the 1939 movie "Gone With the Wind" when blacks were still sitting in
the back of theaters.