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Good Night, and Good Luck.

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Original title
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Running time
90 min.
United States United States
George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Jim Papoulis
Robert Elswit (B&W)
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.
2005: 6 Nominations for Oscar, including Best Movie, Cinematography, Screenplay
2005: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe including Best Director, Movie of Drama
2005: 6 Nominations BAFTA, including Best Director, Film and Screenplay
2005: Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (David Strathairn), Screenplay & FIPRESCI
2005: National Board of Review: Best Movie. 6 Nominations
2006: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film & Best Cinematography
2005: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
2005: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2005: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2005: 5 Nominations Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Writer
2005: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Cinematography. 4 Nominations
2005: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2005: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2005: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2005: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. for Best Cast & Actor (Strathairn)
2005: Chicago Film Critics Association: 5 Nominations, including Best Picture
2005: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Cinematography
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