|Joan of Arc|
|Written by||Michael Alexander Miller|
|Directed by||Christian Duguay|
Neil Patrick Harris
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Executive producers||Graham Flashner|
|Production locations||Czech Republic, Los Angeles|
|Running time||140 minutes (180 minutes - uncut version)|
Alliance Atlantis Communications
|Original release||May 16 –|
Joan of Arc is a 1999 Canadian two-part television miniseries about the 15th century Catholic saint of the same name. The miniseries stars Leelee Sobieski as Saint Joan. A joint production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Alliance Atlantis Communications, it was shown internationally in 1999.
The miniseries received thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations.
The miniseries tells the story of Joan of Arc, from her birth in 1412 until her death in 1431.
Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth, she often witnesses the horrors of war, and when 11 years old she starts hearing divine voices. Her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom.
At 17, Joan's village is invaded and burned, and her blind best friend, Emile, killed. She begs God to tell her what she said to deserve this, and the visions come back, telling her to travel to Charles, (rightful heir to the throne) and reunite France under his crown.
Joan leaves her small village to find Charles. She jumps into a livestock cart that is supposedly being taken to the king. Instead she is taken to Vaucoleurs, where she is denied help to get to Charles. Here she finds refuge with a nun, who helps her unite the people of Vaucoleurs and build defenses against the English and Burgundian invaders. With this unification and defensework, rumor starts spreading that Joan is the Maid of Lorraine.
Although Joan doesn't seem to believe that she is The Maid, she goes along with it to give the people hope. After bringing the people together, the lord of Vaucoleurs finally gives her the tools she needs to find Charles.
|1999||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie||Michael Joy, Shannon Grover, Martin Martinec||Nominated|
|Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special||Deirdre Bowen, Susan Glicksman, Fern Orenstein||Nominated|
|Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||John Hay||Nominated|
|Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special||Christian Duguay||Nominated|
|Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||Leelee Sobieski||Nominated|
|Outstanding Miniseries||Joan of Arc||Nominated|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Peter O'Toole||Won|
|Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||Jacqueline Bisset||Nominated|
|Television Critics Association Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials||Won|
|2000||Golden Globe Awards||Best Miniseries or Television Film||Joan of Arc||Nominated|
|Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||Leelee Sobieski||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Peter O'Toole||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Jacqueline Bisset||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||Leelee Sobieski||Nominated|
|Best Miniseries||Joan of Arc||Nominated|