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Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” Wins Emmy

Jim Burroway

August 26th, 2014
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Twenty-six years after Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart made its off-Broadway debut, it finally made it onto the Great White Way itself for a twelve-week engagement in 2011. Later that year, it was optioned for an HBO movie, which premiered over Memorial Day weekend earlier this year. With an all-star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Matt Bomer, Alfred Molina and Julia Roberts, it depicted the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York from 1981 to 1984. Last night, the Normal Heart’s nearly three decade saga finally reached mainstream recognition when the HBO production won an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie.

“I’m just so excited for Larry,” (Director Ryan) Murphy told The (Los Angeles) Times. “It was a labor of love. I fought for it. I really worked hard to get people to see it, for so long. I would just hope that any recognition you get just gets more people to watch the story and to learn about that dark chapter in our history.”

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Joseph Singer
August 26th, 2014 | LINK

I’m really happy that the The Normal Heart got the Emmy but I’m a bit disappointed that none of the actors got an Emmy for their performances. Mark Ruffalo for sure should have gotten an award.

Mark F.
August 27th, 2014 | LINK

Kramer himself is insufferable (and completely wrong on Truvada), but the movie was quite good.

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