At Thursday's Critics Choice Television Awards, HBO's AIDS drama The Normal Heart won the best picture prize, while Matt Bomer took home the best supporting actor award for his role in the film.

Also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries category were Warren Brown for his role in Luther (BBC America), Martin Freeman for Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS), Colin Hanks for Fargo (FX), Joe Mantello for The Normal Heart (HBO) and Blair Underwood for The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime).

When announced as the winner, Bomer and husband Simon Halls stood up and shared a kiss and a hug.

In his acceptance speech, Bomer thanked director Ryan Murphy and playwright Larry Kramer, who wrote the 1985 play the movie is based on.

“Thank you Larry Kramer for standing up at a time when it was not popular or easy to do so. In speaking out, we owe you more than I can ever communicate in this speech,” Bomer said.

“To the generation that we lost, I just want to say that we remember you and we honor you. This is for you,” he added, a reference to the people lost to the AIDS epidemic. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)