Unite4Humanity Gala

Variety's Unite4:Humanity Gala, Inside, Los Angeles, America - 25 Feb 2016
Unite4:Humanity gala celebrates Matthew McConaughey, Gina Rodriguez, Seth Rogen and others



From the podium at the Unite4:Humanity gala, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller, honored for their work with Hilarity for Charity, thanked Variety magazine for honoring their request to be the night’s most physically attractive award recipients.

To fellow recipients Olivia Wilde, Matthew McConaughey and Gina Rodriguez, Rogen deadpanned, “Sorry Olivia, Matthew, Gina.”

The gala evening, presented by Karma and staged at the Montage in Beverly Hills by Unite4:Good and Variety, had more to offer than a glamorous lineup of stars. In case you missed it, here are five of event’s highlights. (Spoiler alert: Joe Jonas will pop up by the end of this story.)

Variety's Unite4:Humanity Gala, Inside, Los Angeles, America - 25 Feb 2016
1. A Salute to a Hollywood Icon 

The audience of 250 gave Morgan Freeman a standing ovation as he stepped onstage to receive a trophy for his work with the Tallahatchie River Foundation.

Because the Academy Award winner has portrayed the president of the United States, Nelson Mandela and God, among other notables, we couldn’t help asking Freeman if God had been his favorite role…

Click here to read my entire story in the Los Angeles Times and to see Freeman’s answer and the other 4 highlights. Scroll down the page to see more pictures…

Sponsors also included American Airlines, Ketel One Vodka and Saint Vintage.


Top photo: Lauren Miller and Seth Rogen at Unite4:Good and Variety’s Unite4:Humanity Gala (Photo by Buckner/ Variety/ REX/ Shutterstock)

Second photo: Wilmer Valerrama presents Gina Rodriguez with a humanitarian award at Unite4:Good and Variety’s Unite4:Humanity Gala (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/ Variety/ REX/ Shutterstock)

Ketel One Vodka Celebrates Excellence in Philanthropy with Variety's Unite4:Humanity, Los Angeles, America - 25 Feb 2016

Third photo: Joe Jonas and DNCE performed at Unite4:Good and Variety’s Unite4:Humanity Gala (Photo by Rob Latour/ Variety/ REX/ Shutterstock)



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Unite4Humanity Gala

Published Feb. 28, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, SocietyNewsLA.com