Michael Douglas took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his work as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra,” which he co-starred in with fellow Lead Actor nominee Matt Damon. And Douglas felt that he could not have done it without his on-screen lover, Damon.
“Thank you to my Academy fellow members, thank you so much. And thank you to the great performances by all the other nominees, but obviously there’s one nominee in particular that I have to really thank. This was a two-hander. Matt, you’re only as good as [laughs] you’re only as good as your other hand,” says Douglas.
I can’t tell you — you were magnificent and the only reason I’m standing here is because of you. You really deserve half of this, so — you want the bottom or the top? [laughs] Top. I figured that.”
“I want to thank my wife Catherine for her support, my kids Dylan and Caris and a shout-out for my oldest son Cameron and hoping that I’ll be able, they’ll allow me to see him soon,” says Douglas, in reference to his eldest son’s incarceration.