Emmy Winners 2013: Steven Soderbergh Wins Best Director for Behind the Candelabra


The 2013 Emmy Awards are upon us and the best television has to offer have been honored. Even though most people may be watching Breaking Bad or the series finale of Dexter, not to mention the Sunday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers, the Emmy Award winners are being crowned and the festivities have moved on to the Drama categories.

Steven Soderbergh has won Oscars and he’s one of the most talented filmmakers in the business today, and he can now add Emmy winner to his list of accomplishments. Soderbergh took home his first ever Emmy award win for his direction of Behind the Candelabra, which premiered on HBO earlier this year.

Unlike almost every other winner tonight, Soderbergh stayed true to who he is and kept his thank you speech very short, uttering what amounted to about 15 seconds of total speech.

He also shifted all the acclaim from himself — the man holding the Emmy Award for Best Director — to his actors matt Damon and Micheal Douglas. It was a classic display of Soderbergh humility and shows why he’s not only one of the best directors in the movie business today but one of the most well respected people as well.

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