Back of Kate, Nicole and Eva Share the Spotlight With CNN's Heroes 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. View 40 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 More photos of the CNN Heroes Awards so . View 40 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Photo 26 Photo 27 Photo 28 Photo 29 Photo 30 Photo 31 Photo 32 Photo 33 Photo 34 Photo 35 Photo 36 Photo 37 Photo 38 Photo 39 Photo 40 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 Image Sources: WireImage and Getty Comments wicca_08 7 years Love Eva's outfit! babaloo 7 years Eek. Kidman looks dreadful. So sad. Used to be such a lovely looking woman. Eva Mendes is stunning. At least Kate Hudson covered her chest and did something nice with her hair. Not sure what happened the following night at the awful AMA's because obviously she can look very stylish and pretty as these photos indicate. Jenna Fischer took a fashion step backwards. Her hair was yuck.