Anderson Cooper was the man of the evening on Saturday as he hosted the annual CNN Heroes Awards. The ceremony honored ten individuals who go above and beyond with their contribution to the world, and each was introduced to the crowd by a celebrity guest. Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, and Eva Mendes were a few of the ladies on hand to do the honors, while Carrie Underwood performed. The evening's biggest award, CNN's Hero of the Year, went to Efren Peñaflorida because of his efforts to bring education to underprivileged children in the Philippines. Kate and Nicole took the evening off from promoting Nine, though they were both out again last night for the American Music Awards. The ladies were joined by other actors like Neil Patrick Harris and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and we'll be able to see the whole show when it airs Thanksgiving evening.
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Images include: Nicole Kidman, Anderson Cooper, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Neil Patrick Harris, Greg Kinnear, Terrence Howard, Jenna Fischer, Leona Lewis, Pierce Brosnan, Masi Oka, Rainn Wilson, Kate Flannery, AnnaLynne McCord, Debi Mazar, Creed Bratton, Lee Kirk, Carrie Ann Inaba, Carrie Underwood