Hollywood Flashback: Mike Nichols Broke Records With ‘Angels in America’

Hollywood Flashback: Mike Nichols Broke Records With ‘Angels in America’
It would have been foolish to bet against Mike Nichols’ six-hour adaptation of Angels in America at the 2004 Emmys. The $60 million production had everything going for it: Nichols at the helm; Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Emma Thompson in the cast; and Tony Kushner’s landmark 1991 play, set in AIDS-ravaged 1980s New York City, as its source material.

Sure enough, Angels broke a miniseries record held by Roots that night, winning 11 of its 21 nominations. (That record held until 2008, when HBO’s John Adams won 13 of its 23 nominations.)

It was a long road to that moment. Auditions ...
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