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George Clooney to receive special Emmy

July 21, 2010 | 10:07 am

George Clooney will receive a special Emmy Award during the primetime telecast on Aug. 29. He'll be handed the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award to acknowledge his extensive charity work.

Notes the TV academy's press release: "Whether it is his advocacy to stop genocide in Darfur, his subsequent founding of Not On Our Watch with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub to focus global attention and resources on preventing mass atrocities, or quickly mobilizing the entertainment industry for the 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' in the wake of 9/11, 'Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope' in 2005, and most recently, the 'Hope For Haiti Now' telethon, Clooney’s personal dedication to humanitarian concerns makes him the ideal choice for this recognition." The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which Clooney hosted, is nominated for best variety special at the Emmys.

Previous recipients of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award include Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas.


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George Clooney deserves the accolades from his peers for his humanitarian efforts around the globe and at home. Others with the ability should take a note and follow suit. This is what makes folks like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie stand out. They do these random acts of love and kindness without blinking an eye. George will always be special to me. The tabloids can try to distort his image as often as they want, but they can't take his true love and kindness away that he harbors for his fellow man. I cannot wait to do future projects with his amazingly sexy, intelligent, kind and passionate man. Incidentally, go see The American in theatres September 1st!!!!! Rock on George.....I am so very proud of you in totality.

No one deserves this special Emmy award than George Clooney. He is a sweet, passionate, loving and funny as all hell guy1!!! Congrats George and I look forward to working with you in the near future.......Be good and keep shining. Lots of love and best wishes to you!!!!!

George Clooney is a stud. Period.

Good for Clooney! He deserves this award.

Clooney is terrific. Would all celebrities were as fiercely committed to making the world a better place.

This is the kind of stuff that makes conservatives go bonkers. Imagine that...Clooney actually doing what all those so-called "Christians" SHOULD be doing instead of spreading hate.

WMPM. World's Most Perfect Man.

Gratz George!

Congratulations, George! You deserve this award.

Next to the Irving Thalberg Award, I find this tribute to be the most appropriate to what film and filmmakers can do-uplift the human spirit. George Clooney's efforts to make things better with not just words, but deeds reminds us what just one person can do. Kudos to the Academy-you got it right this time!



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