"The Normal Heart" last night won the Emmy forÂ Outstanding Television Movie. Watch as director Ryan Murphy asks young people to become activists like Larry Kramer.Â
â€œWeâ€™re only here because of one person, and thatâ€™s Mr. Larry Kramer,â€ director Ryan Murphy announced last night, accepting the Emmy forÂ Outstanding Television Movie, in front of a standing ovation. â€œWe did this for him.â€Â
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 â€œask young people watching to become Larry Kramers, to find a cause you believe in, that you will fight for, that you will die for.â€
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