Masada

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Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an "ABC Novel for Television," it was a fictionalized account of the historical siege of the Masada citadel in Israel by legions of the Roman Empire in AD 73. read more

Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an "ABC Novel for Television," it was a fictionalized account of the historical siege of the Masada citadel in Israel by legions of the Roman Empire in AD 73. The TV series' script is based on the novel The Antagonists by Ernest Gann, with a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The siege ended when the Roman armies entered the fortress, only to discover the mass suicide by the Jewish defenders when defeat became imminent.

Original Release

04/05/1981 on ABC

Cast

Barbara Carrera Sheva
Joseph Wiseman Jerahmeel, Head Essene
David Warner Falco
Anthony Quayle Rubrius Gallus
Peter Strauss Eleazar ben Yair
Vernon Dobtcheff Chief Priest
Clive Francis Attius, Head Tribune
Michael Shillo Ezra
David Opatoshu Shimon
Paul L. Smith Gideon
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Part I Sunday, 05 April 1981
2 Part II Monday, 06 April 1981
3 Part III Tuesday, 07 April 1981
4 Part IV Wednesday, 08 April 1981
1982 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1982 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1982 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Won
1981 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Costume Design for a Series Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1981 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Nominated
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