This year's Kennedy Center honorees received their medallions at a December 2 ceremony, ahead of the broadcast later this month. The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which were held December 3, will air December 27 at 9 PM ET on CBS and will also stream on Paramount+.
As previously reported, the five honorees who will receive the 46th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievement are Tony-nominated actor and comedian Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night); acclaimed soprano and Tony-nominated actor Renée Fleming (Carousel); British singer-songwriter, producer, and Bee Gees member Barry Gibb (Saturday Night Fever); rapper, singer, and actor Queen Latifah; and Grammy-winning singer Dionne Warwick.
The December 2 ceremony was held at the United States Department of State, presented by Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, and hosted by 2015 honoree Rita Moreno. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken served as honorary chair.
On December 3, the honorees were celebrated with an evening of tributes from numerous performers at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 2017 honoree Gloria Estefan hosted the celebration. The performers included Ben Platt, Ariana DeBose, and Missy Elliott.
The 46th annual Kennedy Center Honors will be produced by Done+Dusted in association with ROK Productions, represented by Elizabeth Kelly, who will executive produce alongside David Jammy. The show will be directed by Alex Rudzinski.
See photos from the 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors below.