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960 Ratings

Angels in America

Directed by Mike Nichols
United States, Italy, 2003
TV Mini-series, Drama, Fantasy


Set in New York City during the mid-’80s, the story follows the interconnected lives of several people affected by the AIDS crisis, intense spiritual experiences, and the Reagan Administration.

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Angels in America Directed by Mike Nichols

Awards & Festivals

American Film Institute Awards

2004 | Winner: TV Program of the Year

National Board of Review

2003 | Winner: Best Film or Mini-Series Made for Cable TV

Directors Guild of America

2004 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television

Writers Guild of America

2005 | Winner: Long Form - Adapted (TV)

Critics reviews

Even though I’d long ago given up on Nichols as an interesting filmmaker (despite all his mainstream smarts), his six-hour Angels in America (2004) was obviously something I needed to see, so I ordered the two-DVD set from HBO Video and was more than amply rewarded. Thanks to the material he had to work with—Tony Kushner’s polyphonic script and many virtuoso actors, especially Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and Jeffrey Wright—this is far and away his best film.
June 27, 2016
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