Celebrity Presenters Announced for 11th Annual CNN Heroes
Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day and Academy Award and Grammy-winning Hip-Hop Artist Common Perform
Live Ceremony Co-Hosted by Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa Airs Sunday, December 17th
Announced today, Emmy award-successful actor Sterling K. Brown (“That is Us”), Oscar-nominated celebrity Diane Lane (“Paris Can Wait,” “Justice League”), Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor John Lithgow (“Daddy’s Home 2,” “The Crown”), Oscar and Grammy champion and hip-hop recording artist and actor Common (“Selma”), writer and Emmy-nominated celebrity Amber Tamblyn (“Paint it Black”), Oscar-nominated celebrity Alfre Woodard (“Luke Cage”), Emmy-nominated celebrity Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Grammy-nominated comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, actor Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”), celebrity Brooklynn Prince (“The Florida Project”), and actor Iain Armitage (“Young Sheldon,” “Big Bit of Lies”) will be among the superstar presenters that will commemorate the 11th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.
The ceremony, where the 2017 CNN Hero of the Year is revealed, will be co-hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa. It airs live on CNN on December 17th at 8PM/ET from the American Museum of Pure History in New York City.
The event will also feature Grammy-nominated power vocalist Andra Day and Academy Award and Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Common, who will perform their Grammy-nominated song “Stand Up for Something” from the film “Marshall.”
Also assisting to honor the most notable 10 heroes is an incredible roster of returning and new brand partners, including long-time partners Subaru of America, today in its tenth year of support, GEICO, Humana and SERVPRO, together with new advertisers Novartis and Consumer Cellular.
Beginning at 8pm about Sunday, December 17th, donations made to the specified nonprofit organization of each Top 10 10 CNN Hero, through CNNHeroes.com and CrowdRise.com will be matched up to $50,000 per Hero by Subaru of America, Inc. Full facts, stories and movies of the very best 10 Heroes can be found at CNNHeroes.com, where you can click on the donate button below the hero of your choice to greatly help them strike their match or check out crowdrise.com/Top10CNNHeroes. Portion of GoFundMe, CrowdRise, the world’s most significant platform dedicated specifically to crowdfunding for charities and non-profits, will also help this year’s CNN Heroes gain their matching money on CrowdRise.com and through their own community outreach.
Now in its 11th year, the Peabody Award and Emmy-winning CNN Heroes: A great All-Star Tribute offers profiled more than 300 heroes and offers received over 85,000 nominations from more than 100 countries.
Social media users should “like” CNN Heroes in Facebook, follow @CNNHeroes in Twitter, and use hashtag #CNNHeroes. Behind-the-scenes images can be looked at on the CNN Heroes Instagram account.
As well as the Tv set airings, “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” will also stream live for subscribers on December 17th via CNNgo (at CNN.com/head out and via CNNgo programs for Apple Tv set, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Google android TV) and in the CNN mobile programs for iOS and Google android. “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” will also be on demand via wire/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile programs beginning December 18th.