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Liberace film a leading Globes contender

Fri 13 Dec 2013 In: International News View at Wayback

Douglas and Damon in Behind the Candelabra Steven Soderbergh's Liberace drama Behind the Candelabra leads nominations in the TV category of the Golden Globes, with four. Though it screened in theatres in New Zealand, it was initially screened on HBO in the US. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have bother been nominated for Best TV movie actor for their roles as Liberace and his partner respectively, while Rob Lowe is up for Best Supporting Actor. The film is also up for Best TV Miniseries or Movie. As for openly-gay actors, Jim Parsons is nominated for Best Actor in a TV Comedy for The Big Bang Theory. Breakout women's prison hit Orange is the New Black has just one nomination, for Taylor Schilling as Best Drama Actress, while Modern Family has a pair of nods. Leto plays transgender woman Rayon Other nominations of interest are Jared Leto as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role astransgender woman in the film Dallas Buyers Club, in which a homophobic Texas man who contracts HIV is played by Matthew McConaughey, who is nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. Judi Dench’s Philomena, a film with a gay subplot, is nominated for Best Motion Picture. Lesbian film Blue is the Warmest Colour is among the Foreign Language nominees. Damon and Douglas are also among the nominees in the Screen Actors Guild Awards, as are Leto and Parsons.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 13th December 2013 - 8:51am

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