Skip to main content

awards & nominations

view all awards

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Sidney Poitier as "Nelson Mandela"

On June 12, 1964, political activist Nelson Mandela (Sidney Poitier) is sentenced to life in prison for treason against the South African state. During the years of his incarceration at Robben Island, Mandela rises to become the symbolic leader of black South Africa. Meanwhile, Mandela's one-time ideological foil, South Africa's white president, F.W. de Klerk (Michael Caine), puts into place reforms that bring an end to his country's decades-old policy of racial segregation: apartheid.

Emmy (Primetime) (1997) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

comments

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X