Behind the Candelabra
First screened in October 2013
Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Scott Bakula, Bruce Ramsay, Rob Lowe, Jane Morris, Garrett M. Brown, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Cheyenne Jackson, Pat Asanti, Nicky Katt, David Koechner, Paul Witten, Eddie Jemison, Anthony Crivello, Paul Reiser. Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese (based on the book Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace by Scott Thorson and Alex Thorleifson).
Twitter Capsule: Fleeting wit but few insights into either lead. Externals splashy but not interesting. Is that all there is?

Photo © 2013 HBO Films
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C


Emmy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Miniseries or TV Movie
Best Director (Miniseries, Movie, or Special): Steven Soderbergh
Best Actor (Miniseries or Movie): Matt Damon
Best Actor (Miniseries or Movie): Michael Douglas
Best Supporting Actor (Miniseries or Movie): Debbie Reynolds
Best Writing (Miniseries, Movie, or Special): Richard LaGravenese
Best Cinematography (Miniseries or Movie): "Peter Andrews"
Best Art Direction (Miniseries or Movie): Howard Cummings & Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr.; Barbara Munch
Best Costume Design (Miniseries or Movie): Ellen Mirojnick & Robert Q. Matthews
Best Single-Camera Film Editing (Miniseries or Movie): "Mary Ann Bernard"
Best Sound Mixing (Miniseries or Movie): Dennis Towns, Larry Blake, and Thomas Vicari
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup (Miniseries or Movie): Kate Biscoe, Deborah Rutherford, Deborah La Mia Denaver, Christine Beveridge, and Todd Kleitsch
Best Prosthetic Makeup (Miniseries, Movie, or Special): Kate Biscoe, Hiroshi Yada, Jamie Kelman, Stephen Kelley, Christine Beveridge, Todd Kleitsch, and Christien Tinsley
Best Hairstyling (Miniseries or Movie): Marie Larkin, Yvette Stone, Kerrie Smith, and Kay Georgiu
Best Casting (Miniseries or Movie): Carmen Cuba

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