Awards & Winners

Larry Kramer

Date of Birth 25-June-1935
Place of Birth Bridgeport
(Fairfield County, Connecticut, Greater Bridgeport, United States of America, Area code 203, Area code 475)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as 래리 크라머
Profession Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright, Social activist, Author, Essayist, Film Producer
Larry Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to London where he worked with United Artists. There he wrote the screenplay for Women in Love in 1969, earning an Academy Award nomination for his work. Kramer introduced a controversial and confrontational style in his 1978 novel Faggots. The book earned mixed reviews but emphatic denunciations from elements within the gay community for his one-sided portrayal of shallow, promiscuous gay relationships in the 1970s. Kramer witnessed the spread of the disease later known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome among his friends in 1980. He co-founded the Gay Men's Health Crisis, which has become the world's largest private organization assisting people living with AIDS. Not content with the social services GMHC provided, Kramer grew frustrated with bureaucratic paralysis and the apathy of gay men to the AIDS crisis. He expressed this frustration by writing a play titled The Normal Heart, produced at The Public Theater in New York City in 1985. His political activism continued with the founding of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power in 1987, an influential direct action protest organization. ACT UP has been widely credited with changing public health policy and the perception of people living with AIDS, and raising awareness of HIV and AIDS-related diseases. Kramer has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his play The Destiny of Me, and has been a two-time recipient of the Obie Award. Kramer currently lives in Manhattan and Connecticut.

Awards by Larry Kramer

Check all the awards nominated and won by Larry Kramer.


Nominations 2014 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special The Normal Heart


Nominations 2006 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Stonewall Book Awards - Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award The Tragedy of Today's Gays


Obie Award for Playwriting
Honored for : The Destiny of Me

Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Lambda Literary Award for Drama The Destiny of Me
Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Destiny of Me


Lambda Literary Award for AIDS
Honored for : Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist

Nominations 1989 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Lambda Literary Award for AIDS Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist


Nominations 1986 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play The Normal Heart
BBC Award for the Play of the Year


Nominations 1970 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay Women in Love
BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay Women in Love