Life Support (film)
|Written by||Nelson George
|Directed by||Nelson George|
Anna Deavere Smith
Tracee Ellis Ross
|Country of origin||United States|
Ana Wallace (Queen Latifah) was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago. She got the virus from shooting cocaine with her boyfriend, Slick (Wendell Pierce). Slick had the virus first but did not tell Ana he had it. Ana is devoted to her work at Life Support, an AIDS outreach group, but she struggles to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, whom she lost custody of 11 years ago due to her drug addiction.
- Queen Latifah as Ana Wallace
- Anna Deavere Smith as Lucille
- Wendell Pierce as Slick
- Rachel Nicks as Kelly Wallace
- Evan Ross as Amare
- Gloria Reuben as Sandra
- Tony Rock as Ness
- Darrin Dewitt Henson as MJ2
- Tracee Ellis Ross as Tanya
- Limary L. Agosto as Woman #1
- Carlos Alban as Andre
- Sidné Anderson as Sister Bernice
- Dorothea Golden as Peer Counselor #1
- Chyna Layne as Deyah
- Angel Magee as Peer Counselor #2
Andrea Williams as Andrea Williams
Awards and nominations
The film was nominated for 2 Emmys at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007: Queen Latifah was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and the film was nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special. Queen Latifah won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for 2007. Queen Latifah also won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries at the 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards held in 2008.
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- http://festival.sundance.org/filmguide/popup.aspx?film=4665 Retrieved 2007-11-03
- http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/lifesupport Retrieved 2007-11-03
- "Life Support (HBO) - Reviews from Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- http://www.emmys.org/awards/2007pt/59thnominations.php Retrieved 2007-11-03
- "65th Golden Globe Awards Nominations & Winners". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
- "Final 14th Annual SAG Awards Recipient Press Release". Screen Actors Guild. 2008-01-27. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27.