Mark Ruffalo wins SAG award for AIDS drama The Normal Heart

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Actor Mark Ruffalo has been awarded a Screen Actors Guild award, for his role in AIDS drama The Normal Heart.

The actor won best male actor in a TV movie or miniseries for the HBO drama, which was based on the life of gay activist Larry Kramer.

Mr Ruffalo was asleep in London at the time his win was announced – and was woken up by his family with the news.

The ‘Avengers’ actor proceeded to tweet his entire acceptance speech from bed, at 2am.

He tweeted in part: “Ha ha ha! Sunny and my kids just woke me up to tell me I won a SAG award. Have to be at work in 4 hours. Thank you! @SAGawards

“Thank you @ryanmurphy24 for giving me the incredible part! Thank you Larry Kramer teaching is all a little more about love.

“Thanks @MattBomer my dear friend and partner in #TheNormalHeart you were an inspiration and friend every day.

“Last but not least. Thanks to all you folks who have supported the movie and me all these years. Good night. Again.”

He played Ned Weeks in the film – an alter ego of Larry Kramer.