Oscar winner George Clooney will receive a special Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences this year, reports People magazine.
Clooney is being recognized for his humanitarian efforts and philanthropy. He will receive the Bob Hope Award, named after the late comic who was also a leader in charitable works.
Clooney’s efforts to organize a telethon for the Hurricane Katrina victims were cited as one of the reasons to honor him now. Clooney has also been active in raising awareness of the genocide in Darfur.
The award will be presented as part of the Emmys telecast Aug. 29.