Danny Moder and Julia Roberts
08/19/2014 AT 03:15 PM EDT
Talk about a power couple: Julia Roberts
and husband Danny Moder will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network for their work in The Normal Heart
Roberts starred in and Moder was the director of photography for the HBO film, which earned rave reviews
for adapting Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The TV movie is also up for 11 Emmy Awards
at Monday's ceremony.
The husband and wife will receive the GLSEN Humanitarian Award for their contributions on- and off-screen, from raising awareness about HIV in The Normal Heart
to helping global charities like UNICEF, Heal the Bay
and Stand Up to Cancer
, the group announced Tuesday.
"We are proud to recognize Danny Moder & Julia Roberts, whose inspiring work on HBO's The Normal Heart
has brought renewed attention to an important movement – and an on-going crisis – in LGBT and American history," GLSEN said in a statement.
The 2014 GLSEN Respect Awards
will be held Oct. 17 in Los Angeles. NBC executive Robert Greenblatt and Dancing with the Stars
pro Derek Hough
will also be honored.