HBO’s “The Normal Heart” has won the Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie.
The critically acclaimed film depicts the rise of the HIV–AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks (played by Mark Ruffalo), the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.
“The Normal Heart,” directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, is based on Kramer’s own 1985 largely autobiographical play of same name.
Kramer joined Murphy and the cast on stage to accept the award. Murphy dedicated the award to the many artists felled by the HIV virus and AIDS.