Miss Evers' Boys


Miss Evers' Boys Information

Miss Evers' Boys is a 1997 HBO television film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment. It was directed by Joseph Sargent and adapted from the 1992 stage play written by David Feldshuh. The film was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards and won in four categories, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

Plot

The film tells the story of the Tuskegee experiment, a U.S. Federal Government secret medical experiment on poor African Americans in the years 1932-1972, designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The story is told from the perspective of the small town nurse Eunice Evers (Alfre Woodard) who is well aware of the lack of treatment, but feels her role is to console the involved men, many of whom are her direct friends. In 1932 she is sent to help Dr. Brodus (Joe Morton) and Dr. Douglas (Craig Sheffer) to help them "treat" rural black men in the town of Tuskegee ,Alabama she i sent around town to tell the people that the government is funding their treatment for free but unaware to them the government will soon run a study not helping them. She then come across 3 men in a abandoned schoolhouse Willie Johnson (Obba Babatundé), Bryan Hodman, "Big" Ben Washington who agree for treatment unbeknownst to Willie he actually has syphilis.

Cast

Actor Role
Alfre Woodard Eunice
Laurence Fishburne Caleb Humphrey
Craig Sheffer Dr. Douglas
Joe Morton Dr. Sam Brodus
Obba Babatundé Willie Johnson
Ossie Davis Mr. Evers
E.G. Marshall The Senate Chairman

Awards and nominations

Awards
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie " Alfre Woodard
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Single Camera Production " Michael Brown
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special " Donald M. Morgan
  • 1997 CableACE Award for Made for Cable Movie
  • 1998 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress " Miniseries or Television Film " Alfre Woodard
Nominations
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special " Laurence Fishburne
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special " Obba Babatundé
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special " Ossie Davis
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Special " Walter Bernstein
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Special " Jaki Brown, Robyn M. Mitchell, Shay Griffin
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography " Dianne McIntyre
  • 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special " Wynona Price, Matthew W. Mungle
  • 1998 Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV



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