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Roots Poster

(1977 TV Mini-Series)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 1978

Won
Golden Globe
Best TV-Series - Drama
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best TV Actress - Drama
Leslie Uggams

Primetime Emmy Awards 1977

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series
Larry Carow (sound editor)
Lawrence E. Neiman (sound editor)
Donald L. Warner Jr. (sound editor)
Colin C. Mouat (sound editor)
George Fredrick (sound editor)
David Pettijohn (sound editor)
Bruce Richardson (sound editor)
For part II.
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Quincy Jones (composer)
Gerald Fried (composer)
For part I.
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
David Greene (director)
For part I.
Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series
Neil Travis (editor)
For part I.
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
Louis Gossett Jr.
For playing "Fiddler".
Outstanding Limited Series
David L. Wolper (executive producer)
Stan Margulies (producer)
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series
Edward Asner
For playing "Captain Thomas Davies".
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series
Olivia Cole
For playing "Mathilda".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Ernest Kinoy (writer)
William Blinn (writer)
For part II.
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama or Comedy Series
Jack Martell (costume designer)
For part I.
Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing
Willie D. Burton (sound mixer)
George Porter (sound mixer)
Eddie Nelson (sound mixer)
Robert L. Harman (sound mixer)
For part IV.
Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing
Hoppy Mehterian (sound mixer)
George Porter (sound mixer)
Eddie Nelson (sound mixer)
Arnold Braun (sound mixer)
For part VII.
Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing
George Porter (sound mixer)
Eddie Nelson (sound mixer)
Robert L. Harman (sound mixer)
Arnold Braun (sound mixer)
For part VIII.
Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing
Bill Varney (sound mixer)
Leonard Peterson (sound mixer)
Robert J. Litt (sound mixer)
Willie D. Burton (sound mixer)
For part I.
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Gerald Fried (composer)
For part VIII.
Outstanding Art Direction or Scenic Design for a Drama Series
Joseph R. Jennings (art director)
Solomon Brewer (set decorator)
For part VI.
Outstanding Art Direction or Scenic Design for a Drama Series
Jan Scott (art director)
Charles C. Bennett (set decorator)
For part II.
Outstanding Cinematography in Entertainment Programming for a Series
Stevan Larner (cinematographer)
For part II.
Outstanding Cinematography in Entertainment Programming for a Series
Joseph M. Wilcots (cinematographer)
For part VII.
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Marvin J. Chomsky (director)
For part III.
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
John Erman (director)
For part II.
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Gilbert Moses (director)
For part VI.
Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series
James T. Heckert (editor)
For part VIII.
Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series
Peter Kirby (editor)
For part III.
Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series
Neil Travis (editor)
James T. Heckert (editor)
For part II.
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
John Amos
For playing "Toby".
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
LeVar Burton
For playing "Kunta Kinte".
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
Ben Vereen
For playing "George Moore".
Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
Madge Sinclair
For playing "Bell Reynolds".
Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
Leslie Uggams
For playing "Kizzy Reynolds".
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series
Moses Gunn
For playing "Kintango".
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series
Robert Reed
For playing "William Reynolds".
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series
Ralph Waite
For playing "Third mate Slater".
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series
Sandy Duncan
For playing "Missy Anne Reynolds".
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series
Cicely Tyson
For playing "Binta".
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
M. Charles Cohen (writer)
For part VIII.
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
James Lee (writer)
For part V.

American Cinema Editors, USA 1978

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Television Special
James T. Heckert
Peter Kirby
Neil Travis

Bambi Awards 1979

Won
Bambi
TV Series International

Directors Guild of America, USA 1978

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night
John Erman
Herb Willis (unit production manager) (plaque)
Mack Bing (first assistant director) (plaque)
Michael Kusley (second assistant director) (plaque)
For show #2, second hour.
Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials/Movies for TV/Actuality
David Greene
For part I.

Humanitas Prize 1977

Won
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Network or Syndicated Television
James Lee
William Blinn
For Roots: Part IV (1977).
Nominated
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Network or Syndicated Television
James Lee
For Roots: Part III (1977).
90 Minute Category
M. Charles Cohen
For episode "Show #8".

Peabody Awards 1978

Won
Peabody Award
David L. Wolper (executive producer)

TV Land Awards 2007

Won
Anniversary Award
LeVar Burton
Louis Gossett Jr.
Leslie Uggams
John Amos
Ben Vereen
Todd Bridges
Cicely Tyson
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Georg Stanford Brown
Olivia Cole
For its 30th anniversary.
Won
TV Land Award
Miniseries You Didn't Miss a Moment Of

Television Critics Association Awards 2008

Nominated
Heritage Award

Television Critics Association Awards 2007

Nominated
Heritage Award

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