George Clooney was honored for his global humanitarian efforts on Thursday night at the annual gala for the USC Shoah Foundation, the Washington Post reported.
Steven Spielberg presented the Ambassador for Humanity Award to Clooney, noting Clooney's campaign to raise awareness about the victims of genocide, including the mass killings in the Sudan and elsewhere. Clooney's work to organize efforts to aid the victims of the 2010 Haitian earthquake was also recognized. Spielberg described Clooney as "the best kind of humanitarian. He is a humble humanitarian."
Sandra Bullock, Clooney's co-star in "Gravity" also made an appearance at the gala, while Jon Stewart played emcee. The event was held in New York City at the American Museum of Natural History, with nearly 800 attendees who all came together to raise money for a worthy cause.
Despite the somber mood, Clooney still found an opportunity to joke around, photobombing Steven Spielberg, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jessica Seinfeld while they posed for a photo together.
Thursday night's event marked the 20th anniversary of the USC Shoah Foundation, an organization founded by Spielberg with the objective to collect, index, and archive video testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Recently the foundation has expanded its efforts to collect stories from victims of the Rwandan genocide as well.