Clooney and Keibler ‘bop around’ pre-Oscars

George Clooney hurt himself playing basketball before the Academy Awards.

The Oscar-nominated actor got hot and sweaty on the court just hours before the big event commenced.

George played with a team of friends that he had been shooting hoops with for two decades to calm his nerves before the ceremony.

The actor regrets only one thing about partaking in the sport.

'I played until 2.15,' George told E! Online on the Oscars red carpet. 'I played terribly. I have a bum elbow.'

After Stacy picked up her golden Marchesa gown and George quit playing basketball, the pair reconvened for a dancing session before heading out.

'We had on the '70s and '60s channel [on the radio],' Stacy beamed. 'We were bopping around. We were dancing.'

George and Stacy began dating last summer.