December 07, 2005 03:37:12 GMT
"Good Night, and Good Luck" will receive the 2006 Stanley Kramer Award, which honors movies that shed light on social issues
In an announcement outed Monday, the Producers Guild of America revealed their recognition upon "Good Night And Good Luck" which will surely be awarded the 2006 Stanley Kramer Award, which honors movies that shed light on social issues. The drama flick chronicles the real-life conflict between TV news anchorman Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. Murrow and his CBS colleagues used the news as a forum to reveal the senator's scare mongering tactics as he attempted to cleanse the nation of communists.
"There has never been a more appropriate moment to appreciate the legacy of Edward R. Murrow," Bruce Cohen and Stacy Sher, PGA Awards co-chairs commented. Thus, the film's producer and co-writer, Grant Heslov, will accept the prize at the 17th annual PGA Awards, scheduled for Jan. 22 in Los Angeles.