George Clooney will be honored for his humanitarian work at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards next month.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present the Hollywood actor once revered as the World’s Sexiest Man with its Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the Aug. 29 ceremony. Clooney is being honored for his work on January’s Hope For Haiti TV special — which raised millions for Haitian earthquake relief and is nominated for an Emmy — as well as his efforts to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina and raise awareness about genocide in Darfur.
The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award was established in 2002. Clooney is the fourth recipient of the honor, following in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, and Danny Thomas who have all been awarded the prize in previous years.