As expected, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra won the Emmy for best mini-series or movie.
Overall, the movie about the life of pianist Liberace, won 11 Emmy Awards, including a best actor award for Michael Douglas for his portrayal of the flamboyant musician. Behind The Candelabra beat out FX’s American Horry Story: Asylum; History’s The Bible; HBO’s Phil Spector; USA’s Political Animals and Sundance Channel’s Top of The Lake for top honors.
Eighty-year old Ellen Burstyn won an Emmy in the supporting actress mini-series or movie category for her role in USA Network’s Political Animals, while James Cromwell won for supporting actor in the category for American Horror Story: Asylum.
Laura Linney won best actress in a mini-series or movie for her role in Showtime's The Big C: Hereafter.