The legal community has a dog in this year's Oscar hunt. "Michael Clayton" has nabbed seven nominations -- among them, actor George Clooney as a law firm's fixer, supporting actress Tilda Swinton as a stressed-out GC and supporting actor Tom Wilkinson as a far more stressed-out senior litigator. But the odds may be against those nominees; throughout Hollywood's history, the legal genre has a bad record of nabbing golden statues. Film critic Eleanor Ringel Cater gives a decade-by-decade breakdown.
Legal Film Goes Hunting for Oscar
February 22, 2008