HBO’s “The Normal Heart” won the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Movie Monday night. The TV movie version of Larry Kramer's 1985 play followed the rise of the AIDS epidemic in New York and starred Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons. Director Ryan Murphy gave an short, emotional speech when he accepted the Emmy.
“We’re only here because of one person, and that’s Larry Kramer,” Murphy said. Kramer wrote the original Broadway play and the screenplay for the television adaptation.