Howard is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in HUSTLE + FLOW and has been heeding the actors' advice regarding his personal life.
The CRASH star says he deals with his new-found fame by "taking really great advice from Ben Affleck and George Clooney".
He explains, "They say, 'It's all right here in front of you - you can have your pick (of women).
"You'll sleep with somebody and you won't tell nobody about it.
"But if you sleep with a woman, she'll tell everyone she knows.'"