"The Normal Heart" last night won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. Watch as director Ryan Murphy asks young people to become activists like Larry Kramer.
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“We’re only here because of one person, and that’s Mr. Larry Kramer,” director Ryan Murphy announced last night, accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie, in front of a standing ovation. “We did this for him.”
Kramer is the iconic HIV/AIDS activist who wrote "The Normal Heart," first as a 1985 Off-Broadway play. On stage last night he wore a cap emblazoned with an emblem for Act Up, the activist organization he founded. Kramer is also the co-founder of GMHC.
Murphy said the group wanted to “ask young people watching to become Larry Kramers, to find a cause you believe in, that you will fight for, that you will die for.”
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