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Clooney to receive humanitarian award

July 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
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 Clooney with its Bob Hope Humanitarian Award next month at the Emmy's.

Clooney is being recognized for his "Hope for Haiti" TV special, which is nominated for an Emmy. It helped raise money for victims of that deadly January 12 earthquake.

The actor has also raised money for victims of Hurricane Katrina and brought awareness to the genocide in Darfur.