Roots

Historical
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the ...more
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Awards: 1 Golden Globe win. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Nyo Boto

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... Wrestler

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... Kintango

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... Omoro

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... Brima Cesay

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... Gardner

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... Fanta

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... Kunta Kinte

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... Binta

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... Captain Thomas Davies

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... Kadi Touray

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... Slater

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Synopsis

The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, as it progressed, the largest viewing audience ever for a dramatic TV program. It won an unprecedented thirty-seven Emmy Award nominations and was chosen the Outstanding Dramatic Series of the 1976-77 season, and won Emmys for Louis Gossett Jr. as Best Actor, Edward Asner as Best Supporting Actor and Olivia Cole as Best Supporting Actress, as well as for director David Greene (Part 1), writers Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn (Part 2), editor Neil Travis (Part 1), and Quincy Jones and Gerald Fried for their music score (Part 1).

Other acting nominations include: John Amos, LeVar Burton (UCLA drama student in his dramatic acting debut), Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Madge Sinclair, Moses Gunn, Robert Reed, Ralph Waite, Sandy Duncan and Cicely Tyson, plus Marvin Chomsky (Director, Part 3), John Erman (Director, Part 2), Gilbert Moses (Director, Part 6), Steven Larner (Cinematographer, Part 2), Joseph M. Wilcots (Cinematographer, Part 7), James Lee (Teleplay, Part 5), M. Charles Cohen (Teleplay, Part 8), Neil Travis (Editor, Part 2--also winner for Part 1), Peter Kirby (Editor, Part 3) and James T. Heckert (Editor, Part 8).

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