• Something the Lord Made (2005)

Something the Lord Made

Release Date: February 27th, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Although Vivien Thomas (Mos Def), a black man in the 1930s, is originally hired as a janitor, he proves himself adept at assisting the "Blue Baby doctor," Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman), with his medical research. When Blalock insists that Thomas follow him to Johns Hopkins University, they must find a way to skirt a racist system to continue their study of infant heart disease. Thomas is indispensable to Blalock's progress, but Blalock is the only one who is allowed to receive the acclaim.

Cast: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Gabrielle Union, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles S. Dutton, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: Inspiring, 1930s, Moving, 1950s, Quest, Hospital, Hotel, Doctor, 1960s, Underdog, Rise, 1940s

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie