Magazine article Screen International

Candelabra Bags 15 Emmy Noms

Magazine article Screen International

Candelabra Bags 15 Emmy Noms

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HBO's acclaimed Liberace drama Behind The Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon may be ineligible for Oscar consideration but that has not stopped recognition coming from the world of television.

The drama is up for 15 Emmys including two for best lead actor in a miniseries or movie for Douglas as the flamboyant entertainer and Damon as his lover Scott Thorson.

Candelabra is also in contention for, among other categories, outstanding miniseries or movie, outstanding director for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special for Steven Soderbergh, writer for Richard LaGravenese and supporting actor for Scott Bakula.

The drama received its world premiere in Cannes and earned generally rave reviews, however it is excluded from Academy Awards glory because it premiered in the US on the small screen. …

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