Lincoln (miniseries)

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Lincoln
Genre Biography
Written by Gore Vidal (novel)
Ernest Kinoy (screenplay)
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Starring
Composer(s) Ernest Gold
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Bill Finnegan
Pat Finnegan
Sheldon Pinchuk
Producer(s) Bob Christiansen
Cinematography William Wages
Editor(s) James Oliver
Running time 188 minutes
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format Technicolor
Audio format Monaural
Original release March 27, 1988

Lincoln is a 1988 American television miniseries starring Sam Waterston as Abraham Lincoln, Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Todd Lincoln, and Richard Mulligan as William H. Seward. It was directed by Lamont Johnson and was based on Gore Vidal’s novel. It covers the period from Lincoln’s election as President of the United States to the time of his assassination

Lamont Johnson won an Emmy for directing Lincoln.[1] The miniseries was also nominated for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special, Outstanding Art Direction in a Miniseries or a Special, Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (Mary Tyler Moore), Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special, Outstanding Mini-series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (Ruby Dee) at the 40th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The film was shot almost entirely in Richmond, Virginia, and it cost $8 million to produce.[2]

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