Alumnus Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’ wins Emmy

“The Normal Heart,” an adaptation of the groundbreaking play by Larry Kramer ’57, won an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie on Aug. 25.

Kramer wrote the screenplay for the movie, which premiered during Memorial Day weekend on HBO. Ryan Murphy directed the film, which starred Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Matt Bomer, and Jim Parsons, among others.

“The Normal Heart,” set between 1981 and 1984 in New York City, tells the story of a gay activist who attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during during the early days of the AIDS crisis.

Alumnus Christopher Lloyd ’82 also had reason to celebrate, as he is co-executive producer of “Modern Family,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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