In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.
Nominated for Best Picture 2006
Nominated for Actor in a Leading Role 2006 (David Strathairn)
Nominated for Directing 2006 (George Clooney)
Nominated for Writing (Original Screenplay) 2006
Nominated for Cinematography 2006 (Robert Elswit)
Nominated for Art Direction 2006