Liberace Biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' Wins Big at Emmy Awards
The Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” won three trophies at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in L.A.
The HBO show took out the category for best TV movie and its lead Michael Douglas won for best actor, his first Emmy.
In his acceptance speech, Douglas thanked his family, his wife Catherine Zeta Jones, and his co-star Matt Damon. "You're magnificent," he said of Damon, who was nominated on the night. "The only reason I'm standing here is because of you."
British pop legend Elton John paid tribute to Liberace with a performance of the song “Home Again,” taken from John’s new album “The Diving Board." John said “Home Again” reminded him of Liberace, who died of AIDS in 1987 at the age of 67.