EMMY SLIDESHOW: Matt Damon, Luciana Barrosa, Michael Douglas + Many More
Matt Damon was accompanied on the Emmy red carpet by his wife Luciana Barrosa, where they posed for pictures with his Behind the Candelabra costar Michael Douglas.
Both Damon and Douglas were nominated in the Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category for their roles in the Liberace biopic. In the HBO made-for-TV movie, Damon played Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson opposite Douglas’ flamboyant pianist.
On being nominated for his first Emmy, Damon said, “That was great,” in an interview with Access Hollywood. “All the departments got acknowledged too, so that was really cool because while we were making the movie, I said a bunch of times, 'Every single department is just bringing it on this one.'"
Despite it being his first Emmy nod, Damon had asserted that he’d prefer his costar take home the award. Luckily for both Damon and Douglas, the veteran actor was ultimately honored with the win.
"It's just such a great story and people know what Liberace looked like and sounded like and so there was a lot of pressure there, just in terms of kind of designing that role and creating it for him," Damon said on the red carpet, explaining why Douglas was most deserving of the award. "Then given these recent years, just for him to come back and whoop cancer's a** and then do that? He should have some kind of trophy, right?"
Behind the Candelabra won for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and in a number of other categories, including Directing for a Miniseries or Movie, Cinematography For a Miniseries or Movie and Hairstyling For a Miniseries or Movie.
– Chelsea Regan