HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" was the big winner in the televisision categories at the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12, 2014. "Behind the Candelabra" won for Best Motion Picture Made for Television and for Best Actor for Michael Douglas.
"Behind the Candelabra" was also a big winner at the Emmy Awards in Sept., with a total of 11 wins out of 15 nominations.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon starred in the movie about over-the-top pianist Liberace (Douglas) and his young lover Scott Thorson (Damon). The movie was based on the memoir by Thorson, who famously filed a palimony suit after the pair broke up.
"Behind the Candleabra" won the Best Motion Picture Made for Television award, a category that also included nominees: "American Horror Story: Coven" from FX; "Dancing on the Edge" from Starz; "Top of the Lake" fron Sundance; and "White Queen" from Starz.
Douglas won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Liberace. His fellow nominees included co-star Matt Damon ("Behind the Candelabra"), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Starz' "Dancing on the Edge"), Idris Elba ("Luther") and Al Pacino (HBO's "Phil Spector").
"Behind the Candelabra" was executive produced by Emmy winner Jerry Weintraub and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh from a script by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese.
The cast of "Behind the Candelabra" includes: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon as Scott Thorsen, Dan Aykroyd as Seymour Heller, Scott Bakula as Bob Black, Rob Lowe as Dr. Jack Starz, Tom Papa as Ray Arnett, Paul Reiser as Mr. Felder and Debbie Reynolds as Francis Liberace.