Baccarat Presents the 2014 UNICEF Ball

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The glitz of award season took a charitable turn last night as celebrities, influencers and Hollywood elite celebrated the biennial UNICEF Ball at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Michael Douglas, coming straight off of his Sunday night Golden Globes win, was honored with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award. While accepting his own award, he surprised emcee and Behind the Candelabra co-star Matt Damon with his own humanitarian award.

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Damon and fellow emcee Jerry Weintraub also honored Ghada Irani, U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southern California Board Chair, with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award for her support in furthering UNICEF’s mission.

The Baccarat-presented evening was attended by lead benefactors Tamar and Bob Manoukian, gala chairs Robert Day, Lori and Michael Milken, Susie Ekins and Jerry Weintraub, leadership chairs Sharon and Gray Davis, Sandra Lee, Jamie McCourt, Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves and UNICEF ambassadors Alyssa Milano and Téa Leoni as well as Sasha Alexander, Anna Kendrick, Laura Marano, James Marsden, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Sheen and Leah Remini.

The evening included performances Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke and Val Chmerkovskiy as well as Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, who performed “Over the Rainbow.”

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