updated 08/19/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/19/2014 AT 3:15 PM ET
Roberts starred in and Moder was the director of photography for the HBO film, which earned rave reviews for adapting Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The TV movie is also up for 11 Emmy Awards at Monday’s ceremony.
The husband and wife will receive the GLSEN Humanitarian Award for their contributions on- and off-screen, from raising awareness about HIV in The Normal Heart to helping global charities like UNICEF, Heal the Bay and Stand Up to Cancer, the group announced Tuesday.
“We are proud to recognize Danny Moder & Julia Roberts, whose inspiring work on HBO’s The Normal Heart has brought renewed attention to an important movement – and an on-going crisis – in LGBT and American history,” GLSEN said in a statement.