"Angels in America" Execs Nichols and Brokaw Honored with Producers Guild Visionary Award

News   "Angels in America" Execs Nichols and Brokaw Honored with Producers Guild Visionary Award
The Producers Guild of America announced that it will honor Mike Nichols and Cary Brokaw the 2004 Visionary Award for the HBO Films presentation of "Angels in America."

Executive producers Nichols and Brokaw will be awarded the honor — as presented by "Angels in America" co-star James Cromwell — at the 15th annual PGA Awards on Jan. 17.

The Visionary Award recognizes "television or film producers whose work demonstrates a unique or uplifting quality."

PGA Awards co-chairs Lawrence Gordon and Debra Hill stated "It's a tribute to the vision of Mike Nichols and Cary Brokaw that they chose to ignore the doubters who said that Tony Kushner's Angels in America was 'unfilmable' and instead marshaled a peerless cast and crew in the service of creating a truly unique and uplifting television event" quoted The Hollywood Reporter.

Nichols — who will also receive the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 7 — directed the HBO Film "Angels in America," starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson. The cast also featured stage stars Mary-Louise Parker, Justin Kirk, Patrick Wilson, Ben Shenkman and original Angels Broadway star Jeffrey Wright.

Further airings (on various HBO networks), interviews with the cast and production photos are available by visiting www.hbo.com/films/angelsinamerica.

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