The Burning Season
The story of Chico Mendes' fight for workers rights and against deforestation in the Brazilian rain forest.
Edward James Olmos plays Wilson Pinheiro.
"The Burning Season" originally aired on HBO on September 17, 1994.
- "The Burning Season" united Edward James Olmos with Esai Morales, Tony Plana and Sonia Braga, actors with which he has worked multiple times.
- "The Burning Season" marked Edward James Olmos' third Emmy nomination.
- Edward James Olmos' performance in "The Burning Season" netted him his fourth Golden Globe nomination and his second win.
- 1995 Emmy Awards: Won two (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special, John Frankenheimer; and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special, Raul Julia); four nominations (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Miniseries or a Special; Outstanding Made for Television Movie; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special, Edward James Olmos; and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special, Sonia Braga)
- 1995 Golden Globes: Won two (Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, Raul Julia; and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, Edward James Olmos); one nomination (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, Sonia Braga). (View Acceptance Speech)
- 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Won one (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries, Raul Julia)
- 1995 American Cinema Editors: Nominated for Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television
- 1995 Casting Society of America Awards: Nominated for Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week
- 1995 Environmental Media Awards: Won best Made for TV Movie/Miniseries
- 1995 Humanitas Prize: Won Humanitas Prize for PBS/Cable Category