George Clooney To Receive Emmy For Humanitarian Efforts

July 22nd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
george-clooneyJuly 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 49 year old Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will be awarded a special Emmy for his humanitarian efforts on August 29. He will receive the award for his efforts in the ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ campaign, his involvement in the fund raising campaigns for the Katrina victims and also for raising awareness about the crisis in Darfur.

John Shaffner, the Chairman and CEO of Television Academy said that George Clooney was the most obvious choice for the category. He said that the ‘Michael Clayton’ star understood the power of TV and tried to reach the hearts of the millions around the world to take action against injustices like that in Darfur. The Bob Hope humanitarian awards were started back in 2002 and George Clooney will be its fourth recipient. Bob Hope’s daughter said that George Clooney deserved the honor because like her father he used his popularity as a celebrity to make a difference in the world in a positive way and also inspire others to do the same. Previous recipients of the awards include Oprah Winfrey and Danny Thomas, with the latter receiving it posthumously in 2004.

George Clooney hosted the ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ telethon. It also nominated for the best variety special at the Emmy Awards. George Clooney was also in the news when he backed the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown regarding the release of the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. George Clooney is a celebrated actor, director, producer and screen writer who is known for his tremendous performances in films like ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘Michael Clayton’.

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