Matt Bomer won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday for his performance in the HBO drama The Normal Heart.

Director Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS pandemic in New York City premiered over Memorial Day weekend on premium cable network HBO. It is currently available for purchase or rent.

In The Normal Heart, Bomer (White Collar) plays Felix Tuner, a closeted fashion reporter for The New York Times who succumbs to the disease. Bomer has previously said that he lost at least 40 pounds preparing for the role.

“To all the people we lost from this disease, I just want to say: We love you. We remember you,” Bomer, 37, said in accepting the award.

He also thanked his husband Simon Halls and their 3 children – Kit, Walker and Henry – for their support: “I love you. Thank you for putting up with me when I was 130 lbs. and really grumpy when you ate pizza in front of me.”

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