MoMA Film Benefit Presented By CHANEL Pays Tribute To Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, chanel Moma film benefitThe stars came out on Tuesday evening, November 15th for The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit which honored Academy Award- winning actor Tom Hanks.

CHANEL collaborated with MoMA on the ninth annual Film Benefit to celebrate Tom Hanks and his outstanding contributions to the industry.

The gala featured a tribute to the actor from Aaron Eckhart, Emma Watson, and Steve Martin, along with pre-recorded well-wishes from directors and event co-chairs Ron Howard and Clint Eastwood, as well as Oprah Winfrey.

Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA, introduced Mr. Hanks, who said: “We can always turn to films from no matter what era they were made in to reflect who we are and how we believe and the things that we hold dear and important to us.”

Guests enjoyed heirloom carrots, green chickpeas, wilted watercress; short ribs, purple potato puree, and lollipop kale; and classic apple tarte tatin with crème fraiche. The evening closed with a performance by singer Leon Bridges, who was introduced by Stephen Colbert. The event raised $1.4 million.

Hanks' wife Rita Wilson attended, along with Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, (co-chairs), Anna and Graydon Carter, (co-chairs), Ellie Bamber, Leon Bridges, Alexa Chung, Stephen Colbert, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans, David Letterman, Damien Lewis, Steve Martin, Meg Ryan, Diane Sawyer, Leelee Sobieski, Christy Turlington, Emma Watson, Brian Williams, Fabiola Beracasa, Derek Blasberg, Dan Colen, Poppy Delevingne, Zani Gugelmann, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis (honorary co-chairs), Kelly Meyer, Wendi Murdoch, Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers, Rajendra Roy (Chief Curator of Film, MoMA), Lauren Santo Domingo, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine Farley, Chesley Sullenberger, Lizzie Tisch, Vanessa Traina, Jason Wu.



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