Michael Douglas thanks his wife amid marital problems at Emmys

rs_634x1024-130922165807-634.michael-dougals-emmy.s92213_copy Michael Douglas received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra.

He made a memorable acceptance speech, which he started with a joke: “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 your other hand. 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? Top. I figured that.”

Michael DouglasThen he got serious. Douglas said the film’s script was one of the best he’s ever seen, and praised director Steven Soderbergh, but he also thanked his wife Catherine Zeta Jones, from whom he is currently taking a break. “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,” the actor said.

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