Atlanta, Ga. 2/18/2008 5:04:51 AM
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Tom Wilkinson Nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role in “Michael Clayton” at 80TH Academy Awards

Tom Wilkinson will be looking to win his first Oscar Award on Feb. 24 after earning a nomination for Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film “Michael Clayton.”


Wilkinson portrays an attorney whose guilt-ridden mental breakdown involving his actions in a recent lawsuit threatens to ruin his firm.


This is Wilkinson’s second Academy Award nomination; in 2001 he was nominated for Actor in a Lead role for “In the Bedroom.”


Joining Hal Holbrook in the list of nominees for Actor in a Supporting Role are Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Charlie Wilson’s War”; Casey Affleck, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”; Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”; and Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild.”


The 80th Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.


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