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2014 Golden Globes: 'Behind the Candelabra' wins best TV movie or miniseries

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"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat  BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films: "Mildred Pierce," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

The highly acclaimed "Downton Abbey" has already turned into an American favorite. It scored an upset in last year's Emmys by beating HBO, which had a long-standing domination in the prestigious TV movie or mini-series category. The production also won Emmys for writing (Julian Fellowes), director (Brian Percival) and supporting actress (Maggie Smith). The  British production, which had already been broadcast in England, became an unexpected phenomena. A new season premiered last week to huge ratings and critical acclaim.

The 69th Golden Globes are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The show is being broadcast live on NBC. 

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"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat  BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films: "Mildred Pierce," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

The highly acclaimed "Downton Abbey" has already turned into an American favorite. It scored an upset in last year's Emmys by beating HBO, which had a long-standing domination in the prestigious TV movie or mini-series category. The production also won Emmys for writing (Julian Fellowes), director (Brian Percival) and supporting actress (Maggie Smith). The  British production, which had already been broadcast in England, became an unexpected phenomena. A new season premiered last week to huge ratings and critical acclaim.

The 69th Golden Globes are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The show is being broadcast live on NBC. 

- See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/golden-globes-downton-abbey-best-tv-miniseries-movie.html#sthash.Y9MOnUXl.dpuf

"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat  BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films: "Mildred Pierce," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

The highly acclaimed "Downton Abbey" has already turned into an American favorite. It scored an upset in last year's Emmys by beating HBO, which had a long-standing domination in the prestigious TV movie or mini-series category. The production also won Emmys for writing (Julian Fellowes), director (Brian Percival) and supporting actress (Maggie Smith). The  British production, which had already been broadcast in England, became an unexpected phenomena. A new season premiered last week to huge ratings and critical acclaim.

The 69th Golden Globes are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The show is being broadcast live on NBC. 

- See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/golden-globes-downton-abbey-best-tv-miniseries-movie.html#sthash.Y9MOnUXl.dpuf

"Behind the Candelabra," the Liberace biopic,  won the Golden Globe for best TV movie or miniseries at Sunday's ceremony. The HBO film beat out FX's "American Horror Story: Coven," and Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake," and two Starz projects "White Queen" and "Dancing on the Edge."

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon had folks talking with their performances of the campy Vegas pianist and his young lover Scott Thorson, respectively. Thorson's memoir served as the basis of the Steven Soderbergh film.

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And all the buzz translated to quite the flashy debut. "Behind the Candelabra" drew 2.4 million viewers in its first airing in May -- making it the most-watched HBO film in nearly a decade. The TV movie, its director, and star Michael Douglas each garnered an Emmy win last year.

The 71st Golden Globes are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The show is being broadcast live on NBC.

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