As the Oscar Nominees walk the red carpet, they are asked “Who are you wearing?” I am asking “Who are you supporting?” … which oscar nominee is the most charitable?
The last category for the Goodies is Best Cause-anista. A Cause-anista, is the equivalent of a fashionista but instead of fashion, it’s charity. The nominees for Best Cause-anista are: George Clooney for his charity work for Darfur, Brad Pitt for his charity work for sustainable housing, Meryl Streep for her charity work supportin women, Glenn Close for her charity work supporting mental illness, and Steven Spielberg for his charity work supporting children and social justice.
George Clooney- Darfur
As one of the Sexiest Men alive, it’s safe to say he is also one of the most charitable. He is one of the lead founders of Not On Our Watch, whose mission is to focus global attention and resources towards ending mass atrocities around the world, specifically Darfur. Clooney not only attends charity galas and events, he has travelled to Sudan to meet victims of rape and torture, speaks out at rallies (Save Darfur) and the United Nations, makes films documenting the plight (Journey to Darfur, Sand and Sorrow,) writes letters and visits other governments (Germany, China, and Egypt) to promote this cause. In 2008 the UN announced Clooney as a Messenger of Peace. Along with John Prendergast, Clooney started the Satelite Sentinel Project ,which monitors armed activity in Sudan. In addition to these causes, Clooney also supports Bono’s ONE campaign (ending famine in Somalia) and is on the Board of Trustees for the United Way. Just last week (Feb. 24, 2012), Clooney committed to helping the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation raise $350 million dollars.