Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Hanks, Tomlin and Sting among Kennedy Center Honors recipients

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 01:30

Actor Tom Hanks, comedian Lily Tomlin, recording artists Al Green and Sting, ballerina Patricia McBride are the recipients of the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Tara Cleary reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

The stars came out in Washington to celebrate the recipients of the 36th Kennedy Center Honors. Lady Gaga, Usher and Bruce Springsteen were among the performers paying tribute to singers Al Green and Sting. Other honorees were comedian Lily Tomlin, ballerina Patricia McBride and Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks, who was acknowledged by Martin Short. SOUNDBITE: Martin Short, actor, saying (English): "Now you'll wear this where? Will you wear this to Gelsons?" (Supermarket chain) SOUNDBITE: Tom Hanks, actor, saying (English): "I will indeed. I will wear this to the grandkid's soccer practices." SOUNDBITE: Martin Short, actor, saying (English): "You won't feel that that's a little needy?" SOUNDBITE: Tom Hanks, actor, saying (English): "Well, I'm not saying I will do it for attention but if I get some, that will just be where the chips fall." The recipients walked the red carpet and shared their feelings about the award. SOUNDBITE: Sting, Kennedy Center honoree, saying (English): "Just the privilege of being able to sing and entertain people is reward enough. This is cream on the cake." SOUNDBITE: Lily Tomlin, Kennedy Center honoree, saying (English): "It's much more special than you ever imagine because going to the White House and have the President speak about you and honor you that way." SOUNDBITE: Patricia McBride, Kennedy Center honoree, saying (English): "I think it's really important because ballet is one of the arts that we hope to be more popular." SOUNDBITE: Al Green, Kennedy Center honoree, saying (English): "Well it's a great honor and the President was gracious to have us over there with the finger sandwiches so, that was real nice." The awards are Washington's annual high-profile tribute to excellence in the arts.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Hanks, Tomlin and Sting among Kennedy Center Honors recipients

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 01:30