Good Night, and Good Luck.
- Original title
Good Night, and Good Luck.
- Running time
- 90 min.
- United States
George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Robert Elswit (B&W)
Robert Downey Jr.,
Warner Independent Pictures / Participant Media / 2929 Productions
Drama | Journalism. Television. Politics. 1950s. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in 1953, during the early days of television broadcast journalism. Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and his dedicated staff — headed by his co-producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney) and reporter Joseph Wershba (Robert Downey, Jr.) in the CBS newsroom—defy corporate and sponsorship pressures, and discredit the tactics used by Joseph McCarthy during his crusade to root out Communist elements within the government. Murrow, then host of the CBS series "See It Now," exposed the deceit, bullying, and manipulation of the then-powerful McCarthy in one of history's most courageous moments of journalism.
: 6 Nominations for Oscar, including Best Movie, Cinematography, Screenplay
: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe including Best Director, Movie of Drama
: 6 Nominations BAFTA, including Best Director, Film and Screenplay
: Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (David Strathairn), Screenplay & FIPRESCI
: National Board of Review: Best Movie. 6 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated Best Film & Best Cinematography
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best Foreign Language Picture
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: 5 Nominations Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Writer
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Cinematography. 4 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. for Best Cast & Actor (Strathairn)
2005: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 5 Nominations, including Best Picture
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