Ryan Murphy | The Normal Heart

Larry Kramer Joins Ryan Murphy and 'The Normal Heart' Cast for Outstanding TV Movie Emmy Win: WATCH


The Normal Heart took home the award for Outstanding Television Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmys tonight. 

Director Ryan Murphy accepted the award - joined on stage by Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, and Larry Kramer (wearing his ACT UP hat no less!)

Said Murphy:

...We're going to use the rest of our time to ask young people watching to become Larry Kramers. To find a cause  you believe, that you will fight for, that you will die for. Go online and look up amfAR look up the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. This is for all of the hundreds of thousands of artists who have passed from HIV/AIDS since 1981. Your memory and your passion burns on in us. And this is for them. Thank you. 

Watch the full acceptance speech AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Nice, and thanks. Wrong aspect ratio, but that isn't the point really.

    Posted by: emjayay | Aug 25, 2014 10:33:32 PM

  2. Nice but not a one of the cast received an Emmy including Julia Roberts. I think the main reason the film won best movie was because it was directed by Ryan Murphy. Kramer is not well-liked and had a few shots with big stars to make his story into a feature movie but his demands and diva behavior lost him that chance, thus he had to turn to television.

    Thank GOD Matthew McConaughey was shut out. The only reason he was in attendance was because in his small mind he truly believed he would be the second actor in history to receive an Oscar and an Emmy - NOT!

    The tribute to Robin Williams was heartbreaking. I've only shed a tear for a few celebrities: Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana come to mind. I will miss Robin riding his bike around SF and his wonderful sense of humor.

    Jim Parsons won! Again! At a million an episode he better win!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 25, 2014 11:25:56 PM

  3. I think McConaughey showed up because he was nominated if you'll notice almost all nominees show & logic would point to most going home without a trophy. I would also imagine filling most of the field with actors from one film lessened all of their chances.

    And while I like Parsons this is getting close to Murphy Brown territory where Candace Bergen to save Emmy voters from themselves by not submitting for the nomination any longer. Then again I've felt that about other actors.

    Posted by: robroy | Aug 25, 2014 11:34:55 PM

  4. The Normal Heart was horrible. Ryan Murphy is irrelevant to the gay community. He promotes homophobic stereotypes.

    Posted by: petey | Aug 26, 2014 12:09:52 AM

  5. The competition wasn't that great.

    Take a look at my handsome husband (shades) learning to Swing dance (yesterday) out at Golden Gate Park. http://goo.gl/y6glNn

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Aug 26, 2014 12:15:26 AM

  6. LOL! I just noticed - there are several guys wearing shades. My husband is wearing the orange tennis shoes and he CAN dance!

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Aug 26, 2014 12:20:09 AM

  7. Petey/Rick, if you hate flamboyant homosexuals go join the Westboro Baptist Church. They like your kind of hatred over there. And you'll finally get all the attention you hope to get by posting on this site under a dozen different usernames (for example this Petey character you created).

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 26, 2014 12:47:32 AM

  8. Video disabled. Once again, apparently someone above our heads doesn't think the public deserves to watch this. Without paying an exorbitant cable bill that is. Thanks... no.

    Posted by: KC | Aug 26, 2014 12:54:33 AM

  9. Ryan Murphy feminizes homosexuality so as to disinfect it for homophobic straights. He is pathetic.

    Posted by: petey | Aug 26, 2014 1:01:23 AM

  10. @KC you're right. I can't see it either. Says uploader has taken it offline. Is there another url?

    Posted by: STAN | Aug 26, 2014 1:19:10 AM

  11. Congrats to Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer. The Normal Heart was amazing and a true reflection of gay men.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Aug 26, 2014 1:28:28 AM

  12. SpaceCadet,

    It certainly wasn't representative of me as a gay man. Speak for yourself.

    Posted by: petey | Aug 26, 2014 1:31:19 AM

  13. The uploader didn't take it offline, Google/YouTube did. Google has blocked two of my videos for copyright infringement. I filmed a public inline skating event where they used music off the radio and my video was promptly blocked by YouTube. I had the option of removing the background music but chose not to.

    This will raise your ire: I started receiving complaints from visitors that they were unable to view my videos as Google decided my channel did not fall under 'safe' settings. I questioned them and found that despite the fact that my videos were family-friendly the title of my channel "The Crazy Gay Guy" was not suitable for some towns/cities/states and the word "gay" was objectionable. Apparently Google was afraid some City entity would file suit for promoting adult or pornography to their children. Now to view my YouTube channel you must turn "safe" mode to Off. Slowly I've been losing subscribers (down from 1,600 to 1,169 tonight) and views. I'm over 100,000 views now but it should be closer to 200,000.

    In retaliation I forbid Google/YouTube from showing advertising on any of my videos.

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Aug 26, 2014 1:33:45 AM

  14. a very fine film! no other comment as to who or why!

    Posted by: L G. | Aug 26, 2014 3:35:06 AM

  15. The emmy awards-White people patting themselves on the back,I'm not surprised

    Posted by: BRUNO | Aug 26, 2014 5:28:18 AM

  16. It was embarrassing hearing the announcer say "XXXX is winning his/her 14th Emmy...." Really, The Amazing Race has to win for 20 years in a row? The Television Critics gave Best Reality to RuPaul.
    I barely watch TV and caught some winners and it's the same people every year. One might conclude and say it's all a matter of $$$ for "votes".

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 26, 2014 7:40:19 AM

  17. I do not really understand the criticism of Murphy promoting effeminate homosexuals. He really has a had a full spectrum of homosexuals, straights, bisexuals, transgender, etc. I might find his work pretty uneven but he has presented the entire rainbow of the sexual spectrum. And I still love the middle of Nip/Tuck's run when it basically revolved around two seemingly straight guys who could not resolve their deep affection and deep dysfunction with one another.

    Posted by: robroy | Aug 26, 2014 8:35:14 AM

  18. Are posters allowed to advertise their own ventures? What's with this Cary Chauvet person posting twice in a row about his own videos?

    Posted by: Sergio | Aug 26, 2014 9:23:31 AM

  19. "I do not really understand the criticism of Murphy promoting effeminate homosexuals. "

    Petey doesn't actually believe any of the stuff he posts. He's just trolling to get a rise out of people.

    I'm not entirely convinced he's a he.

    Posted by: crispy | Aug 26, 2014 9:47:24 AM

  20. @Mike Ryan, I agree that Jim Parsons should not have won for TBBT and I think he knew it too (and was embarassed by it), but he definitely *should* have won for The Normal Heart.

    Either way, 62 actors have won both Oscars and Emmys. McConnaghey would be far from the first in history.

    Posted by: Nora Charles | Aug 26, 2014 10:09:11 AM

  21. @Mike Ryan, I agree that Jim Parsons should not have won for TBBT and I think he knew it too (and was embarassed by it), but he definitely *should* have won for The Normal Heart.

    Either way, 62 actors have won both Oscars and Emmys. McConnaghey would be far from the first in history.

    Posted by: Nora Charles | Aug 26, 2014 10:09:12 AM

  22. Great show...loved Normal Heart.
    Oh, Petey...you're not a gay man, so of course it didn't. Get back under that rock.

    Posted by: Paul B. | Aug 26, 2014 10:58:16 AM

  23. @NORA - on the Red Carpet McConnaghey said if he won he would be tied with George C. Scott, the only other actor to cop an Oscar and an Emmy. I thought then that couldn't be right. There were many other actors and actresses who had won both. McConnaghey is incredibly self-centered. The only good acting he has ever done (at least for me) was the breakdown behind the wheel in "Dallas Buyers Club".

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 26, 2014 11:08:55 AM

  24. glad it won - it brought the story to millions of people who otherwise have not had the chance to see it performed live on stage. on stage, The Normal Heart is one of the most incendiary and important pieces of theatre one will ever see. i'm simply glad the story has now reached all of those who don't live in places where those live performances are possible.
    thank you larry kramer, and HBO.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 26, 2014 11:12:07 AM

  25. Ty Burrell deserved his win and Julie Bowen had a great dress on. Sophia just makes me laugh. Glad Modern Family won even if they have won before it is the best comedy on TV.

    Cary your video isn't blocked for me. You are lucky man with a hot husband.

    Posted by: STAN | Aug 26, 2014 11:21:42 AM

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