Behind the Candelabra scores big at the Creative Emmys
Steven Soderbergh’s acclaimed film about the life and times of gay pianist Liberace has picked up a slew of awards at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards (a precursor to the Primetime Emmy Awards which screen this weekend).
The film, which was picked up by HBO after being snubbed by major studios as it was deemed ‘too gay”, received several awards including best art direction, casting, picture editing and costumes .
When the film debuted in May on HBO it received the highest ratings of a TV movie since 2004.
Both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon who star in the film as Liberace and his lover, Scott Thomson, ( respectively) are up for Best Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie when the Primetime Emmys air this weekend.
Liberace died from HIV-related illness on February 4 1978. He never publicly came out as gay.