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The Normal Heart and DiCaprio's documentary earn TV honors

AIDS drama The Normal Heart and Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental documentary Virunga are set to be honored with special awards by America's Television Academy.

The two programs are among the six series, which will receive accolades at the upcoming eighth annual Television Academy Honors, held to highlight shows that "exemplify what it means to use the medium of television to inspire, educate and inform as well as entertain."


In addition to the small screen adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed play and the Congo-centered film executive produced by DiCaprio, the other programs set to be feted include family sitcom Black-ish, transgender series Transparent, and documentaries about the Boston Marathon bombings and the life of a single, overworked mom in America.


The prizes will be handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills on 27 May (15), with actress Dana Delany serving as the host.