Last night I attended the star-studded Huffington Post Game Changer Awards. An award show that honors visionaries and leaders who have changed the way we look at the world and the way we live in it. Held in the stunning Skylight Soho on Hudson Street, attendees sipped cocktails and dined on gourmet food during the reception including wine, cheese tasting, broccolli rab and succulent gnocchi. Celebrities and tastemakers alike worked and mingled the room until the award show began. One of the premiere stars of the night; business mogul Kim Kardashian sent the flashbulbs and party attendees into a frenzy as she entered the event in a floor length red gown.
Honorees and presenters in attendance included: President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, AOL CEO and Chairman Tim Armstrong, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former Governor Mario Cuomo, Brian Williams, Gayle King, Kim Kardashian, Tom Freston, Jennifer Egan, Harold Koda, Bob Cunningham, Elaine Wynn, Ron and Kelly Meyer, Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz, Beau Biden, Eric Schneiderman, Barry Bergdoll, Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Hunt, Jann Wenner, Grace Hightower, Nora Ephron, Diana Nyad, Cindi Leive, and Pat Cleveland. Other guests included Robert Kennedy Jr., Cheryl Hines, Matthew Modine, Naomi Wolf, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, China Machado, Yvonne Force Villareal , Doreen Remen, Thelma Golden, Lorenzo Martone, Ann Dexter-Jones, Nelson George, Kenny Scharf, LuAnn De Lesseps, Caio Fonseca, Sandy Gallin, Gene Pressman, Gabrielle Reece, Hamilton Fish, Veronica De La Cruz, Sharon Bush, Lauren Remington Platt, Vikram Chatwal, Anna van Ravenstein, Noel van Ravenstein, Paul van Ravenstein, and Kyle MacLachlan, among others.
The categories include Politics, Media, Entertainment, Culture, Style, Green, Business and Technology, Sports, World, Food and Travel, Education and Impact, and Healthy Living. Honored during the ceremony was Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Governor, presented by his father the Former Governor Mario Cuomo; Kelly Meyer, the co-founder of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, presented by Brian Williams; Tom Freston, the Chairman of the ONE Campaign, presented by Jann Wenner; Kim Kardashian, a businesswoman and television personality, presented by Cindi Leive; Elaine Wynn, Communities and Schools Chairman, presented by Nora Ephron; Bob Cunningham, Head of School at The Gateway Schools, presented by Grace Hightower; and the celebrated 1973 models of Versailles, presented by Gayle King.