September 29, 2023

george clooney, amal clooney, the albies

On Thursday night (28 September) the Clooney Foundation for Justice hosted their second annual Albie Awards at the New York Public Library.

The Albies are named after anti-apartheid activist and lawyer Justice Albie Sachs and exist “to shine a protective spotlight on courageous justice defenders who are at risk”. The Clooney Foundation for Justice now works in over 40 countries gathering evidence of mass human rights abuses, providing legal support to victims and working to ensure that perpetrators are held to account.

Stars in attendance included; Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz, Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig, John Krasinski & Emily Blunt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Mary J. Blige, Kate Moss, Sofia Vergara, Jeremy Strong, Jack Huston, Shaun White, Charlotte Tilbury and Donatella Versace.

During the ceremony, hosted by John Oliver and including performances from Alicia Keys and Andra Day, the foundation bestowed the following awards:

• Lifetime Achievement Award: to Congolese gynecologist and human rights advocate Dr. Denis Mukwege, for his heroic leadership to stop rape as a weapon of war and save the lives of women in the DRC;

• Justice for Women Award: to Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi, for their fearless reporting that brought the death of Mahsa Amini, who was in Iranian police custody for not covering her hair, out of the shadows;

• Justice for Survivors Award: to Ukrainian human rights NGO Truth Hounds for their work to bring justice to the people of Ukraine by uncovering war crimes committed within the course of Russian aggression in the country;

• Justice for Journalists Award: to the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression for their advocacy for free speech, freedom of the press, and other human rights in Syria;

• Justice for Democracy Defenders Award: to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, for their defense of thousands of students, activists and journalists who have been arrested under Thailand’s laws criminalizing peaceful protest and speech.

To find out more about The Albies, visit See other causes The Clooney Foundation for Justice supports at

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George and Amal Clooney
george clooney, amal clooney, the albies
George and Amal Clooney
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Jeremy Strong and Matt Damon
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Mary J. Blige
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Charlotte Tilbury, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum
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Daniel Craig and George Clooney
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Kate Moss
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Jodie Turner-Smith
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Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore
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Jack Huston
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The New York Public Library
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Julianne More, Emma Wall and Jeremy Strong
Denis Mukwege, winner, the albies, 2023
Denis Mukwege – Lifetime Achievement Award (Winner)
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Sirikan Charoensiri — Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (Award Winner)
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Yaropolk Brynykh — Truth Hounds (Award Winner)
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Yara Bader — SCM (Award Winner)
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John Oliver and Amal Clooney
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Viola Davis
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Anne Hathaway
Julianne Moore, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, the albies
Julianne Moore, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig
Andra Day, George Clooney, Alicia Keys, the albies, 2023
Andra Day, George Clooney and Alicia Keys
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Scarlett Johansson
George Clooney, Richard Kind, the albies, 2023
George Clooney and Richard Kind
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Donatella Versace, Anne Hathaway, Charlotte Tilbury and Jeremy Strong
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Meryl Streep

Photographs by Greg Williams
To find out more about The Albies, visit See other causes The Clooney Foundation for Justice supports at

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