Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!

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At a ceremony held in the East Room of the White House prior to the official presentation of this year's Kennedy Center honors last night, President Obama welcomed the guests and praised the recipients of this year's distinguished award. 

The honorees included the surviving members of Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant; ballerina Martina Makarova, Dave Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and Buddy Guy. Check out photos of this year's honorees below!

The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts – whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television – and are selected by the Center’s Board of Trustees. The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence. The Honors are not designated by art form or category of artistic achievement; the selection process, over the years, has produced balance among the various arts and artistic disciplines.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
The 35th Kennedy Center Honors

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Natalia Makarova

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Natalia Makarova

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Natalia Makarova & son

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Buddy Guy

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Buddy Guy & Family

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Dustin Hoffman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Lisa Gottsegen & Dustin Hoffman & Family

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Lisa Gottsegen & Dustin Hoffman & Family

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Lisa Gottsegen & Dustin Hoffman with Family

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Dustin Hoffman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Lisa Gottsegen & Dustin Hoffman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Lisa Gottsegen & Dustin Hoffman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman & Regina Lasko

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman & Regina Lasko

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
David Letterman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
John Paul Jones (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Buddy Guy

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Natalia Makarova

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
John Paul Jones (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
John Paul Jones (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!
The 35th Kennedy Center Honors

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Honorees!

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