A night to celebrate the global movement for humanity

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A night to celebrate the global movement for humanity
Andy Samberg hosts the unite4:good and Variety's unite4:humanity at Sony Pictures Studios on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Culver City, California.
Selena Gomez dazzles us in a light pink, jeweled pant suit.
Jane Fonda looking fabulous at 76, opens the show.
Forrest Whitaker presents the Unity Award to President Clinton.
Steve Coogan to present 2014 unite4:humanity Everyday Heroes Award to Philomena Lee.
Wilmer Valderama and Demi Lovato -- Wilmer presents Everyday Heroes/Inspiration Awards.
Eva Longoria presents Young Luminary Award to Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato performs.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.presents the Creative Commitment in Television Award to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Creative Commitment in Television Award.
William H. Macy presents Young Humanitarian Award to Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez accepts the Young Humanitarian Award.
Sean Penn and Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro accepts the Creative Commitment in Film Award.
Martin Scorsese accepts the Creative Conscience Award.
John Sykes, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Sean Penn -- John Skyes accepts the Media Social Visionary Award.
Jada Pinket Smith presented the Music Visionary Award to Alicia Keys.
Alicia Keys accepts the Music Visionary Award.
Katherine Heigl
Cheryl Hines, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Skyes, Sean Penn, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Alicia Keys performs.
Selena Gomez and Jane Fonda
Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwik


Days before the Academy Awards celebrates the finest in film, unite4:good honored the success of individuals serving the global movement for humanity, from stars to everyday visionaries.

Hosted by comedian Andy Samberg, the fete, which was also presented by Variety, brought together figures like Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the formal dinner and awards gala on the Sony Pictures Studio lot on Thursday evening.

"I would like to thank Variety for coming up with another award because our stiletto heels spend far too many nights during the year in their little silk bags," joked Louis-Dreyfus, poking fun at the frenzy of events that cluttered the weeks leading up to Hollywood's biggest night on March 2.

Louis-Dreyfus received the creative commitment in television award for her work with Heal the Bay, an environmental advocacy non-profit dedicated to making Southern California coasts clean.

Forest Whitaker presented the unity recognition award to Bill Clinton, who gave the evening's keynote address. Clinton joked that he was the warm-up act for Sean Penn, who later presented De Niro with the creative commitment in film award and Clear Channel president John Sykes the media social visionary award.

In his address, Clinton mentioned the positive influence of the late Nelson Mandela and Lebanon's perseverance to support his central point: Unite to survive and thrive.

Steve Coogan, who starred in the Oscar-nominated "Philomena," presented the real Philomena Lee with the everyday hero award.

After receiving his honor, De Niro handed "his partner in crime," Scorsese, the creative conscience award for his work on film preservation through The Film Foundation. "Are you kidding," joked De Niro. "The creative conscience award? Have you not seen 'Wolf of Wall Street?'"

Scorsese said that since his foundation's inception in 1990, around 640 films have been restored and preserved.

For her work as a UNICEF ambassador, singer Selena Gomez was awarded the young humanitarian award. She lauded fellow do-gooder, Demi Lovato, who received the evening's young luminary honor, saying, "I am so thankful for you for inspiring me every day. We're here at 21 years old using our voice to help this generation, though sometimes I feel like we're the only ones holding down the fort."

Both Lovato and music visionary recipient, Alicia Keys, performed at the affair. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., William H. Macy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eva Longoria and Wilmer Valderrama were presenters.
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