George Clooney awarded for his humanitarian efforts
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 15:22:20 GMT
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George Clooney Honoured
Hollywood actor, producer and longtime peace activist George Clooney on Tuesday received the German Media Prize, 'Deutscher Medienpreis 2012', in Baden-Baden, Germany. ApunKaChoice brings you the photos.
George Clooney was awarded for his humanitarian work in several fields. The grounds of the prize are his use of his fame and influence for waking interest to help in conflicts and war zones. He is the founding member of advocacy organisation Not On Our Watch with fellow actors Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle.
The organization has provided aid in places of international crises such as Darfur, Myanmar and Zimbabwe. George Clooney also visits refugee camps and war zones; his voice is heard even in the United Nations Security Council.
Clooney received the award from Germany’s Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Ursula von der Leyen during the award ceremony in the congress centre in Baden-Baden.
British singer Birdy also dedicated her hit People Help The People to the star.
The German Media Prize comes just within days of Clooney accepting an Oscar as the co-producer of Argo at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.