Julia Roberts and husband to pick up humanitarian award

Danny-Moder-Julia-Roberts Hollywood star Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder will receive the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network award. They will be honored by GLSEN for their contributions in the TV movie The Normal Heart.

The tenth annual Respect Awards will be held on October 17 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

HBO’s movie, The Normal Heart, is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic and raises awareness about HIV. Julia stars in it and her husband Danny serves as director of photography. The TV movie is also up for 11 Emmy Awards ceremony.

In a statement, GLSEN said: ”We are proud to recognize Danny Moder and Julia Roberts, whose inspiring work on HBO’s The Normal Heart has brought renewed attention to an important movement – and an on-going crisis – in LGBT and American history.”

NBC executive Robert Greenblatt and Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough will also be honored.

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