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George Clooney, centre, works with actors Mark Wahlberg, left, and Jack Nicholson at the pledge centre, during the Hope for Haiti telethon. ((Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now/Associated Press))

George Clooney will be recognized for his humanitarian efforts, including his work raising funds for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, at the Emmy Awards next month.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present the 49-year-old actor with its Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

Clooney is being honoured for the Hope for Haiti U.S. TV special, which is nominated for an Emmy. He spearheaded Hollywood's star-studded fundraiser in January. He also is being recognized for his efforts to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina and raise awareness about genocide in Darfur.

John Shaffner, chairman and chief executive of the TV academy, said Clooney was "an obvious choice" for the award because he used the power of television to move people to act.

The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award was established in 2002. Clooney is the fourth recipient of the honour and will receive the award Aug. 29.