TIME Magazine Hosts Annual 100 Gala

by Josefina Garcia Photographed by Emma Watson
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TIME magazine gathered the world’s most influential at Lincoln Center on April 21 for its annual Time 100 Gala. The famous event celebrates artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and politicians who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements.

Nancy Gibbs, managing editor for Time Magazine, kicked off the evening with a welcoming speech and expressed her excitement for the event saying, “The best part of all the work that goes into choosing the TIME 100, is the chance to get you all in one room and just watch what happens.” Then guests where given the chance to see and hear for themselves why these people where honored, with performances by musicians Kanye West and Tim McGraw, and speeches by ICICI bank chief executive officer Chanda Kocchar, dancer Misty Copeland and film director Lee Daniels, which left the audience visibly moved.

Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos summed up the evening when he described what made all the people in the room special “You are rebels” he said, “You rebelled against a country or a president, or you rebelled against a tradition, an industry or maybe you rebelled against a stupid idea, and that is why you are all here.”

This year’s rebels included Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore; model Karlie Kloss; actors Bradley Cooper and Jeffrey Tambor; actress and UNICEF ambassador Emma Watson; Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington; reality star Kim Kardashian; Olympian ski racer Lindsey Vonn; Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson; Martha Stewart; “Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan; Mashable CEO and founder Pete Cashmore; Israeli politician Ehud Barak; film and television producer Brian Grazer; Sudanese aid worker Mustafa Hassan; biochemist and geneticist Craig Venter; writer Walter Isaacson; Nigerian activist and “Bring Back Our Girls” champion Obiageli Ezekwesili; Craigslist founder Craig Newmark; U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power; Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe; media magnate Rupert Murdoch; journalists Katie Couric and Barbara Walters; designer Diane von Furstenberg; and author John Green.


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