Photo Flash: Sting, Hanks & More Receive 37th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Singer Al Green; actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks; ballerina Patricia McBride; singer-songwriter Sting; and comedienne Lily Tomlin will receive honors for 2014 on THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 37 years ago.
In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage hosted by Stephen Colbert, the 2014 Honorees were saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with President and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees accepted the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes.
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; over the years, the selection process has produced a balance among the various arts and artistic disciplines.
Photo: John Paul FiloCBS
Steven Spielberg, Anthony Anderson and Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks, Stephen Colbert
Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg
Bruce Springsteen Performs
Mavis Staples, Whoopi Goldberg
David Letterman, Martin Short
Sting & Trudie Styler
Ballerina Patricia McBride (L), musician Sting (C) and actress Lily Tomlin
Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep
Sting, Bruno Mars
Tom Hanks, Bruno Mars
Lady Gaga Performs
Jane Fonda, Jane Lynch, Reba McEntire