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The Normal Heart announced as 2015 Stanley Kramer Award recipient

The producers of acclaimed TV movie The Normal Heart are to be honored with the 2015 Stanley Kramer Award at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards next month (Jan15).

The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer or other individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues.

Announcing the prize on Friday (19Dec14), Vance Van Petten, the National Executive Director of the Producers Guild, said, "The producers responsible for The Normal Heart pulled off an extraordinary feat of storytelling. The film is both a moving narrative that lends a human face to the crucial early struggles against HIV/AIDS, and a compelling call to uphold the activist legacy of its creators and inspiration."

He added, "This is a remarkable piece of filmmaking, and an essential chapter in our ongoing struggle with this epidemic."

Previous recipients of the Stanley Kramer Award include the producers of documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Hotel Rwanda, Precious and Angelina Jolie's directorial debut In the Land of Blood & Honey.

The recipients of this year's (14) award were the brains behind Fruitvale Station.

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