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

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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 the female guests 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 Women

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Tina Fey

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Tina Fey

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Tina Fey

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Robert A. Altman & Lynda Carter

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Lynda Carter

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Lynda Carter

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Mary Hart

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Mary Hart

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Norah O'Donnel

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Julie Chen

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Julie Chen

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Naomi Watts

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Naomi Watts

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Laura Osnes & husband Nathan Johnson

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Nancy Pelosi

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Paul Pelosi & Nancy Pelosi

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Debbie Allen

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Norm Nixon & Debbie Allen

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Hilaria Thomas

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Tina Fey

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Hilaria Thomas

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Hilaria Thomas

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Hilaria Thomas & Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson (HEART)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson & husband Geoff Bywater

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Nancy Wilson & husband Geoff Bywater

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson & husband Geoff Bywater

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Nancy Wilson (HEART)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Ann Wilson (HEART)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson (HEART)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Tracy Chapman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Tracy Chapman

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Aretha Franklin

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Aretha Franklin

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Bonnie Raitt

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Bonnie Raitt

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Bonnie Raitt

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Bonnie Raitt

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Fred Rappoport & Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Women
Montego Glover

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

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