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.
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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.