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Clooney to receive humanitarian award

July 22, 2010


— George Clooney will be recognized for his humanitarian efforts at the Emmy Awards.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present the 49-year-old actor with its Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the ceremony next month.

Clooney is being honored for the “Hope for Haiti” TV special, which is nominated for an Emmy award, and his efforts to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina and raise awareness about genocide in Darfur.

John Shaffner, chairman and chief executive of the TV academy, said Clooney was “an obvious choice” for the award because he used the power of television to move people to act.

The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award was established in 2002.


blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

Good guy, good causes, good choice. I know what the ladies will be watching that night.

Richard Payton 7 years, 9 months ago

How much did money did George give or was he just giving of his personal time to raise funds?

ivalueamerica 7 years, 9 months ago

He also donated 1 million dollars of his own money to the cause, as did Leo Decaprio.

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