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"...masterful storytelling..." - David Foucher, EDGE Boston

"Exalt." - Robert Bianco, USA TODAY

" of overflowing riches.." - Todd McCarthy,

Angels in America
won almost every award that it was nominated in. It was based on the play by Tony Kushner, and later adapted for HBO TV mini-series, directed by Mike Nichols. Angels in America was the most watched made-for-cable movie in 2003. It also claimed the Golden Globe and Emmy for Best Miniseries.


Director(s) : Mike Nichols
Producer(s) : Celia D. Costas
Writer(s) : Tony Kushner
Al Pacino as Roy Cohn
Meryl Streep as Hannah Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, the Rabbi, and the Angel Australia
Mary-Louise Parker as Harper Pitt
Justin Kirk as Prior Walter and the Man in the Park
Patrick Wilson as Joe Pitt
Jeffrey Wright as Belize, Mr. Lies and the Angel Europe
Ben Shenkman as Louis Ironson and the Angel Oceania
Emma Thompson as Nurse Emily, the Homeless Woman, and the Angel America



Storyline : One has to be aware of the hated Roy Cohn to know a little of his impact on the gay community in America in the 80's. I didn't know he existed and thanks to this show, I became aware of the selfish guy he was, portrayed greatly by Al Pacino. Roy works with Joe Pitt, who is a closeted married gay Mormon. He keeps this secret away from his wife, Harper, who is doing too much pills in order to avoid facing the truth about her husband. Joe's mother, Hannah, cannot accept the truth about her son, and comes over for a surprise visit. And in her visit, she comes across Prior, who is battling with HIV alone, since he is dumped by his lover, Louis. At the same time too, there is this funny delusion that Prior is the new chose one since God had abandoned human.


Critics Tomatometer : 90% (as of 13 Apr 2007)

HBO’s two-part, six hour epic adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America is a tour-de-force of masterful storytelling, with a stellar cast and vital theming.
- David Foucher, EDGE Boston

Angels in America is a beautifully excessive drama that seems to have arrived at just the right time.
- Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

Extravagantly conceived and gloriously realized, Angels in America is not just one of the best television movies ever made - it's also a transcendent work of art. Watching Angels is an ecstatic experience..
- Robert Bianco, USA TODAY

Major Awards :
  • Won 11 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Lead Actor (Al Pacino), Outstanding Lead Actress (Meryl Streep), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Jeffrey Wright) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Mary-Louise Parker).
  • Won 5 Golden Globe Awards - Best Mini-Series, Best Actor (Al Pacino), Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Supporting Actor (Jeffrey Wright) and Best Supporting Actress (Mary-Louise Parker).
  • Won GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series.
  • Won Directors Guild of America Award.
  • Won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Actor (Al Pacino) and Actress (Meryl Streep).
  • Won Writers Guild of America Award.

Country of Origin : United States, Canada
Original Channel : HBO
Original Run : December 7, 2003
No. of Episodes : 6 chapters
Running Time : 352 min



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