THE BOOK OF NEGROES

Mini-Series Drama, 2015

 
 

SYNOPSIS

The Book of Negroes depicts the extraordinary life journey of Aminata Diallo – an indomitable African woman who cuts a swath through a world that is pre-disposed to underestimate her.  Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before ultimately securing her freedom in England at the dawn of the 19th century.  As great as her accomplishments are, Aminata discovers that her desire to reclaim the home of her childhood can never be fulfilled and that in order to find peace, she must carve out a new home of her own.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Nominated: U.S. Critics Choice Awards – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association

Nominated: U.S. Peabody 2016 Award Finalist

WINNER OF 12 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS, including:

Best TV Movie/Miniseries – Book of Negroes

Best Direction – TV Movie/Miniseries – Clement Virgo

Nominated: 4 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS 2015, WINNER OF 2 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS 2015, including:

Best Miniseries – The Book of Negroes (WINNER)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Miniseries) – Cuba Gooding Jr. (Nominated)

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Miniseries) – Aunjanue Ellis (Nominated)

Best Writing (Miniseries) – Clement Virgo, Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes) (WINNER)

WINNER: 2015 Cablefax Award for Best Miniseries (The Book of Negroes)

WINNER: 2015 A & E Networks Diversity Award (Banff World Media Festival) – Clement Virgo & The Book of Negroes Miniseries

WINNER: C21 Best Limited Series – Clement Virgo & Damon D’Oliveira (Producers)

WINNER: Gracie Award Best Actress in a Leading Role Limited Series – Aunjanue Ellis (2016)


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