The evening began with guests walking down the red carpet into a room featuring an art exhibition of works by a number of international and locally-based artists.
Award winner JOSH HARTNETT
was the last to enter the ballroom, when he joined Sir Ben Kingsley and other guests and officials.
First to be recognised was Sir Ben Kingsley who received the “outstanding humanitarian” award. Sir Kingsley said the award had left him feeling “truly humbled”.
“I cannot really claim to be a humanitarian,” he said, “but some of my best friends are.”
The next award, for “outstanding leadership”, was bestowed upon Venus and Serena Williams who, because of playing commitments in Doha, were unable to attend the gala dinner. However, they both sent video messages, expressing their gratitude, with Venus saying she would love to be able to attend the next dinner.
Next to be recognised was JOSH HARTNETT
who received the “outstanding environmentalist” award for his work with “Global Cool” and his efforts to educate people about climate change...
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