Ryan Murphy, Emmy Awards 2014 Show

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Well, at least this Emmy prediction actually happened.

The film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart received 16 nominations, and managed to walk away with the top honor of Best TV Movie at the 2014 Emmy Awards, but fans began to worry that the cast may walk away tonight empty-handed (we'll tell you why in a second).

Referencing stars Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, Ryan Murphy told the audience, "After 30 years, it took the super powers of Erin Brockovich and The Hulk to get this thing alive. We're gonna use the rest of our time to ask the young people watching to become Larry Kramers, to find a cause you believe in that you will fight for, that you will die for…This is for all of the hundreds of thousands of artists who passed from HIV AIDs in 1981. Your memory and your passion burns on in us and this is for them."

Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart


While The Normal Heart took home the top prize, it also lost in a number of categories, creating some of the Emmys biggest upsets.

Mark Ruffalo, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his performance as Ned Weeks, lost to Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, who was not present to accept his award.

Julia Roberts, who played Dr. Emma Brookner, was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, but also lost to Kathy Bates for her work in American Horror Story: Coven. Jim Parsons, Tony winner Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina and Matt Bomer all received nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, but that went to Sherlock's Martin Freeman.

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