NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, TAYLOR SCHILLING, SHARON STONE, KATHY GRIFFIN, COMMON,
AND KELLY RIPA AMONG CELEBRITIES PRESENTING AT
CNN HEROES: AN ALL–STAR TRIBUTE
AIRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, AT 8PM/ET
VICTORIA JUSTICE, JACOB TREMBLAY, AND BETHANY MOTA
PRESENT YOUNG WONDER AWARDS
Announced today, Neil Patrick Harris, host of Best Time Ever, Taylor Schilling, star of Orange is the New Black, Sharon Stone, Academy Award nominee and star of Agent X, Kathy Griffin, award-winning comedian, Common, award-winning hip-hop recording artist and cast member of The Wiz Live!, Kelly Ripa, host of Live with Kelly and Michael, Chris Noth, star of The Good Wife, and Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto will be among the presenters at the ninth annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, taking place at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the star-studded tribute honoring everyday people making extraordinary contributions, will air Sunday, December 6, at 8 pm/ET.
Singer and actress Victoria Justice, Room’s Jacob Tremblay and YouTube vlogger Bethany Mota will also recognize three teens who are being honored by CNN as Young Wonders.
The ceremony, where the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year will be revealed, will be capped off by American soul, R&B, and jazz singer Andra Day who will perform her widely hailed song Rise Up. Additionally, there will be a comedic performance byKamau Bell, the host of United Shades of America, a new CNN program debuting in 2016.
Now in its ninth year, the Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute has profiled more than 250 heroes and has received over 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries.
Stories and videos of the Top Ten Heroes can be found at CNNHeroes.com. Supporters of the Top Ten CNN Heroes may make a direct charitable donation to their designated nonprofits by using Amazon Payments through December 31, 2015.
Social media users are encouraged to “like” CNN Heroes on Facebook, follow @CNNHeroes on Twitter, and use hashtag #CNNHeroes. Behind-the-scenes images can be viewed on the CNN Heroes Instagram account.
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