Matt Damon has received nominations for Best Actor in TV Show/Minisseries for both 71st Golden Globe Awards and 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Behind The Candelabra.
The TV Movie has also been nominated for Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV and Michael Douglas for Best Actor in the same category as Matt. Rob Lowe has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014.
Matt Damon has gotten an nomination for this year’s Emmy Awards for his role in Behind The Candelabra, in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or Movie. Michael Douglas, who also starred in the movie, has also got an nomination.
Behind The Candelabra got nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Writing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special and Directing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
The Emmy Awards will air on September 22nd, on CBS.
Congratulations and good luck!
Behind the Candelabra has gotten great reviews and 2.4M viewers on its HBO premiere, marking the most watched HBO movie premiere since 2004. Here are articles, it may contain spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie yet:
Behind the Candelabra has also got a nomination for Best Movie or Mini-Series for this year’s Critics Choice TV Awards, with both Matt Damon and Michael Douglas getting a nomination for Best Actor.
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be held June 10.
Hey everyone! Sorry on the delay for posting the Cannes Festival pictures, but here they are:
Behind The Candelabra has premiered in Cannes this week and it’s the first time a movie that has been set to be premiering on TV (rather than theathers) is allowed on the Cannes competition. And the movie will be premiering on HBO this sunday at 9pm. I’ll have pictures from Cannes tomorrow and here’s the poster and stills from Behind the Candelabra:
Elysium is featured on the July 2013 issue of Total Film, here are scans thanks to Luciana from Gostlinfan.com. The issue also has a feature on Behind the Candelabra:
Hey everyone! I’ve added scans from March 15 issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Matt and Michael Douglas in costume from Behind The Candelabra! Huge thanks to the lovely Olivia from Lauren Cohan Online for the scans!
HBO has a video showing off 2012 shows and what’s to come in 2013, which has a quick view of Behind The Candelabra (must be like 2 seconds and must be hardly call footage, but hey, I’m taking what I can get here!). Around 00:02:07 if you want to skip.
Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace biopic being produced by HBO. Set to be released in 2013.
Steven Soderbergh is directing Behind the Candelabra from a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese. The story follows Liberace’s relationship with Scott Thorson, that lasted from 1977 to 1982. Liberace consistently denied allegations that he was homosexual throughout his career. He died of AIDS in 1987.
Behind the Candelabra comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds, Boyd Holbrook, Cheyenne Jackson. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.
From Vanity Fair and the photo by Norman Jean Roy:
As Gordon “Greed is good” Gekko in Wall Street, Michael Douglas personified and immortalized money on the make. Now, improbably, inspiringly cast as the capering prince of the piano Liberace—!—in the upcoming HBO original film Behind the Candelabra (produced by the legendary Jerry Weintraub and directed by Steven Soderbergh, hot off the beefcake sizzle of Magic Mike), Douglas plays money dolled up for an eternal night on the town. Like Elvis Presley, another poor boy and social outcast who was glory-bound (each had a twin who died at birth!), Wladziu Valentino Liberace, born in 1919, rocketed through the gray flannel of the 50s in a riot of color, pomade, and mascara. Elvis’s gold lamé suit and Liberace’s sequined jackets could be spotted from outer space—“I’m glad you like it,” he would say after modeling his latest outfit onstage. “You paid for it”—and exploded out of the postwar closet of Puritan repression. Only, in Liberace’s case the closet held more than his wardrobe. Lee (as his friends called him) was a camping, vamping gay man who never “came out,” inhabiting pop culture’s original glass closet. As Dave Hickey writes in his essay “A Rhinestone As Big as the Ritz,” “Liberace’s closet was as democratically invisible as the emperor’s new clothes…. Everybody ‘got it.’ But nobody said it.” Until the shattering came. In 1982, Liberace’s former live-in chauffeur, bodyguard, secretary, and boy toy, Scott Thorson (portrayed by Matt Damon under a sandy thatch of 70s hair), sued for “palimony” and later wrote the memoir on which this movie is based. Liberace would die of aids in 1987, but his extravagant legacy lives on through Elton John, Lady Gaga, and the diamond skull of Damien Hirst.
On Set pictures: