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George Clooney Accepts German Media Award

February 27th, 2013 8:41am EST

George ClooneyHollywood star George Clooney added another award to his collection after picking up the prestigious German Media Prize on Tuesday.

Fresh from winning a Best Picture Oscar on Sunday as a producer of Argo, the actor jetted to Germany to receive the award in honor of his humanitarian efforts and political activism at a ceremony in Baden-Baden.

Long-time peace activist Clooney founded the advocacy organization Not On Our Watch with fellow actors Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle to provide aid in places of international crises such as Darfur, Burma and Zimbabwe.

Germany's Federal Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen praised Clooney for his courage, while British singer Birdy dedicated her hit People Help The People to the star.

Clooney is in good company as the latest recipient of the German Media Prize - previous honorees include former President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.


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