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Emmy winners and nominees included productions based on books

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(Read caption) Bobby Cannavale took home the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series prize for 'Boardwalk Empire,' which is based on a book of the same name.

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Last night’s Emmy Awards were notable for various upsets in major categories. But also of interest is the fact that, sprinkled liberally among both the winners and the nominees at the ceremony, were TV programs based on books. 

One of the most high-profile projects based on a book was the HBO TV movie “Behind the Candelabra,” which starred Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his boyfriend Scott Thorson. The movie, which was based on the book of the same name by Thorson and Alex Thorleifson, won the Best Miniseries or Movie category as well as Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Michael Douglas as well as Best Directing for a Miniseries or Movie for Steven Soderbergh


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