The Golden Heart Awards 2018

The Golden Heart Awards 2018

 EW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Deborra-lee Furness, Hugh Jackman and Nathan Lane attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

EW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Deborra-lee Furness, Hugh Jackman and Nathan Lane attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

On Tuesday, October 16th, God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD), in collaboration with celebrated designer Michael Kors, hosted their 2018 Golden Heart Awards. The dinner is hosted each year to thank honorees for their activism, and bring together an audience of individuals who share a passion for helping others as well as the New York community. This year marks the GLWD’s 12th hosting of the event, as well as their return to the downtowns dreamy Spring Studio venue.

 Donna Karan and Iman attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Donna Karan and Iman attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

 Michael Kors and Naomi Watts attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Michael Kors and Naomi Watts attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour featuring iconic New York restaurants, each of which offered guests a taste of their menu staples. The restaurants included Gramercy Tavern, Murray’s Cheese Bar, Katz’s Deli,  Empellón, Russ & Daughters and Antica Pesa.

 Hugh Jackman performs onstage at God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Hugh Jackman performs onstage at God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

 Priyanka Chopra and Michael Kors attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Priyanka Chopra and Michael Kors attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Kors was all smiles as he walked the carpet with honorary co-chair and close friend, Anna Wintour. The pair kept busy by greeting other guests as they arrived. The excitement in the room was intense and crowds gathered to see who was going into come in through the doors. Dynamic duo, Iman and Donna Karen took to the carpet arm-in-arm. Lynda Carter and Blaine Trump playfully showcased their friendship laughing and smiling before the cameras. Ashley Graham, Priyanka Chopra, Neil Patrick Harris, Naomi Watts, Christian Siriano, and more made their way in front of the cameras before joining the rest of the guests upstairs for dinner and the ceremony.

 Neil Patrick Harris speaks at God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Neil Patrick Harris speaks at God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

 Stefano Tonchi and Lynda Carter attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Stefano Tonchi and Lynda Carter attend God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

The Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to actor and philanthropist, Hugh Jackman. When accepting his award, Jackman belted out the song “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and encouraged the crowd into joining him.   In the audience to support the emotional acceptance speech was his wife, Debrroa-Lee Furness. The Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to playwright and screenwriter, Tony Kushner for his recognizable years of amazing work. Lastly, the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism went to auctioneer and philanthropist, Jamie Niven.

 Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

GLWD is a charitable organization that delivers health-driven and balanced meals to those living with AIDs/HIV and serious illnesses within the metropolitan area. Kors, a born and bred New Yorker himself, works endlessly to support the city in which he cares for so much. The close partnership between GLWD and Kors acts as a driving force to spread awareness for the current crisis of hunger and illness. The Golden Heart Awards are an important night in continuing the conversation and further facilitating change for this community.

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