Emmy Reactions: Jerry Weintraub on 'Behind the Candelabra's' 15 Nominations

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
Emmy Reactions: Jerry Weintraub on 'Behind the Candelabra's' 15 Nominations

The HBO Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" scooped up an impressive 15 Emmy nominations Thursday morning, including for stars Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and a nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category.

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But "Candelabra" executive producer Jerry Weintraub told TheWrap on Thursday that he's most gratified by the nominations in the less-glorified categories.

"All the craft people are nominated, and that made me very happy," Weintraub said. "The behind-the-scenes people -- costume people, makeup people, set designers casting -- everybody who worked on this movie is being recognized, and I am thrilled about that."

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Earlier this year, "Candelabra" director Steven Soderbergh told reporters that the movie studios dismissed the project as "too gay." As Thursday's nominations proved, television -- and, specifically, HBO -- proved to be an ideal home for the project, which Weintraub acknowledged while speaking to TheWrap.

"HBO was the right place for it, because they supported us from day one," Weintraub said. "They were so supportive of us and helped so much through this whole project ... everyone was so dedicated."

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"At the end of the day we made all the right decisions," Weintraub said.

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