ESPN Films’ “O.J.: Made in America,” which was honored with an Academy Award Sunday night for Best Documentary Feature, will air on ESPN2 over the next five nights. The documentary film will air in five parts for five straight nights starting tonight, February 27, at 11 p.m. ET, through March 3. Additionally, the nearly eight-hour film will air with limited interruption from 1 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 4. Watch director Ezra Edelman’s Oscar acceptance speech on ESPN.com: http://es.pn/2mvDIXu
“O.J.: Made in America” Schedule, all on ESPN2:
|Mon., Feb 27||11 p.m.||“O.J.: Made in America” – Part 1|
|Tues., Feb 28||11 p.m.||“O.J.: Made in America” – Part 2|
|Wed., Mar 1||11 p.m.||“O.J.: Made in America” – Part 3|
|Thurs., Mar 2||11 p.m.||“O.J.: Made in America” – Part 4|
|Fri., Mar 3||11 p.m.||“O.J.: Made in America” – Part 5|
|Sat., Mar 4||1 a.m. – 9 a.m.||“O.J.: Made in America”|
“I am so proud that ‘Academy Award-winning’ is now the latest accolade for ESPN Films,” said ESPN President John Skipper. “This award is not only a testament to the dedication and care that director Ezra Edelman, his team and many ESPN employees put into ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ but it is also a reflection of years of hard work that has gone into building the 30 for 30 brand and setting that high expectation of quality among our fans.”
Added ESPN Films Senior Vice President and Executive Producer Connor Schell: “When we created ESPN Films 10 years ago, we never dreamed we would be accepted by the film community in this way. We are exceptionally proud of all the work that went into creating ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ which is both innovative in its storytelling format and in its thoughtful approach to the story of race and celebrity in modern America.”
“O.J.: Made in America” is available On Demand via the ESPN App and WatchESPN, as well as iTunes, Hulu, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. The film had its highly acclaimed world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016, followed by screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs. It opened in theaters on May 20th in New York and Los Angeles. It currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 96% rating on Metacritic.
About ESPN Films
ESPN Films has been an industry leader in documentary filmmaking since its inception in March 2008, producing more than 100 documentaries that have showcased some of the most compelling stories in sports. The high quality of storytelling, highlighted by the Peabody and Emmy-Award winning 30 for 30 series and the Academy-Award winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America” has led to record viewership as well as multiple honors and film festival appearances. Additional projects from ESPN Films over the years have included 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX and the SEC Storied series.