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Every year countless people are glued to their televisions to see if one of their new favorite flicks gets nominated for an Oscar. What topics will be addressed in those movies-who knows? One thing two main candidates have in common is that they both revolve around (or involve the main people involved are in) the law profession. Here is a look at the two movies and the Academy Awards they’re up for.
Bridge of Spies
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Stars: Tom Hanks
“In 1957, in the midst of the Cold War, New York insurance lawyer James Donovan is enlisted to provide a pro-bono defense for Rudolf Abel, who is accused of spying for the Russians. The CIA then sends Donovan to East Berlin to conduct precarious negotiations with the Soviets to exchange Abel for a recently captured U.S. Air Force pilot, Francis Gary Powers.”
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
“In 2001, the journalists of The Boston Globe's Spotlight team begin investigating Father John Geoghan, who is accused of molesting more than 80 boys. As they dig deeper and acknowledge their paper's own failings, the team uncovers a conspiracy of lawyers and government officials who helped the Boston Archdiocese hide the pedophilia of many priests and deny justice to the victims.”