Curious about George Clooney‘s whereabouts Sunday night?

Although he was nominated for Best Actor for Michael Clayton (he lost to There Will Be Blood‘s Daniel Day-Lewis), the Oscar winner eschewed the SAG Awards altogether, to many people’s surprise.

So where was he?

It turns out George was halfway around the world in India, Entertainment Tonight reports. The 46-year-old humanitarian was doing his part in the country as a Messenger of Peace, a position he was appointed to by the United Nations less than two weeks ago.

As a Messenger of Peace, George is responsible for promoting the U.N.’s worldwide humanitarian activities.

He certainly is no stranger to those — in recent years the star has been active in raising awareness about the Darfur genocide.

For more on George, tune in to ET tonight!

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