Don King: Only in America

Don King: Only in America
GenreBiography
Drama
Sport
Based onOnly in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King by Jack Newfield
Written byKario Salem
Directed byJohn Herzfeld
StarringVing Rhames
Theme music composerAnthony Marinelli
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerThomas Carter
ProducersDavid Blocker
David Gaines (associate producer)
Production locationLos Angeles
CinematographyBill Butler
EditorSteven Cohen
Running time112 minutes
Production companyHBO Pictures
Original release
NetworkHBO
ReleaseNovember 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)

Don King: Only in America is a 1997 American television film directed by John Herzfeld and written by Kario Salem (based on the book Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King by Jack Newfield). The film stars actor Ving Rhames as Don King and tells the story of King becoming a famous fight promoter and boxing manager.

Cast

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
1997
Peabody Awards HBO Pictures and The Thomas Carter Company Won
1998
American Cinema Editors Awards Best Edited Two-Hour Movie for Non-Commercial Television Steven Cohen Won
Cinema Audio Society Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television – Movie of the Week, Mini-Series or Specials Richard Lightstone, Jeffrey Perkins, and David J. Hudson Nominated
Critics' Choice Awards Best Picture Made for Television Won
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials John Herzfeld Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Ving Rhames Won
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing – Television Movies of the Week – Dialogue & ADR Nominated
Best Sound Editing – Television Movies of the Week – Effects & Foley Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Ving Rhames Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Ving Rhames Won
Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Kario Salem Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Best Sound in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Best New Titles Sequence in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Made for Television Movie Thomas Carter and David Blocker Won
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Ving Rhames Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie John Herzfeld Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie Kario Salem Won
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Movie Robi Reed Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Leonard Drake, Pauletta O. Lewis, and Alan Scott Nominated
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie Steven Cohen Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special J. Paul Huntsman, Gloria D'Alessandro, Carin Rogers, George Nemzer, Timothy A. Cleveland, Mark L. Mangino, Paul J. Diller, Michael E. Lawshe, Karyn Foster, Terry Wilson, Dale W. Perry, and Joseph T. Sabella Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Ving Rhames Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Vondie Curtis-Hall Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Ving Rhames Nominated
Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials Nominated
1999
Writers Guild of America Awards Long Form – Adapted Kario Salem Nominated

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