Well, apart from anything else he was the nearest fellow nominee. He's just a great guy. I had to kiss someone. I kissed my wife, and in the interest of parity, I kissed George.
Daniel Day-Lewis explains why he grabbed George Clooney when it was announced he had won an Oscar.
This is my pick from BBC's selection of the most memorable quotes from the world of entertainment in 2008.
Don't we just love Daniel Day-Lewis?! :)
*photo - AFP, via BBC