Adam Scott, Naomi Campbell and Aubrey Plaza among celebrities honoring CNN heroes this year


Celebrities and musicians come together tonight to honor the everyday people who make the world a better place.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Kelly Ripa will co-host the 16th annual “CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute,” premiering live at 8 p.m. ET. They will be joined by more than a dozen celebrities, including model and activist Naomi Campbell and actors Adam Scott of ‘Severance’, Aubrey Plaza of ‘The White Lotus’ and Tenoch Huerta of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, who will serve as award presenters.

The 2022 CNN Hero of the Year will be revealed during the live stream, selected by CNN audiences as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of this year. The 10 winners receive a prize of $10,000 and the hero of the year receives an additional $100,000 for their cause.

Additionally, two teens who are making a difference in their communities will be honored as 2022 Young Wonders:

  • Sri Nihal Tammana, a 13-year-old from Edison, New Jersey, started “Recycle My Battery,” which keeps used batteries out of the ecosystem through a network of collection bins.

Here are three ways to take part in tonight’s CNN Heroes special:

Tune in to watch the two-hour TV event tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, or CNNgo, the online streaming platform available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs and Android TVs. , and on the CNN mobile apps.

CNN has partnered with GoFundMe to allow donations to this year’s top 10 winners. GoFundMe is the world’s largest fundraising platform that empowers people and charities to give and receive help. Supporters can donate online to CNN’s Top 10 Heroes nonprofits directly from

Do you know someone in your community who is doing amazing things to make the world a better place? Keep an eye on and consider nominating that person as a CNN Hero in 2023. You can also learn more about many of the 350 former CNN Heroes who have helped over 55 million people in all 50 states. Americans and in more than 110 countries around the world.

This year, for the first time, CNN Heroes is collaborating with The Elevate Prize Foundation to provide additional prizes in the form of nonprofit training, organizational support and grants to the 10 winners. The CNN Hero of the Year will also be named the Elevate Award winner and will receive additional funding and continued support for their work.


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