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George Clooney and wife Amal host their first-ever Albie Awards at NY Public Library

George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney looked ever the golden couple as they arrived to host the Clooney Foundation’s first ever Justice Albie Awards at The New York Public Library on Thursday.

The glamorous human rights lawyer, 44, dazzled in a gold chandelier fringe gown that showed off her toned arms and highlighted her statuesque figure, while the Ocean’s Eleven star, 61, looked dapper in a dark tuxedo.

The Albie Awards are set to honor ‘journalists, human rights leaders and other global justice defenders who “are at great risk for what they do,”‘ according to the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

Golden couple: George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney looked ever the golden couple as they arrived to host the Clooney Foundation's first ever Justice Albie Awards at The New York Public Library on Thursday

Golden couple: George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney looked ever the golden couple as they arrived to host the Clooney Foundation’s first ever Justice Albie Awards at The New York Public Library on Thursday

The event is named after Albie Sachs, a South African lawyer and judge who was imprisoned for his fight against apartheid.

Amal – who celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary to George on Tuesday – accessorized her sparkly look with a matching gold purse, open-toe silver heels, a chunky bangle and a pair of gold earrings.

The Lebanese-British attorney wore her chestnut locks in voluminous curls for the special occasion.  

Dazzling: The glamorous human rights lawyer, 44, dazzled in a gold chandelier fringe gown that showed off her toned arms and highlighted her statuesque figure

Dazzling: The glamorous human rights lawyer, 44, dazzled in a gold chandelier fringe gown that showed off her toned arms and highlighted her statuesque figure

Sparkling: Amal accessorized her sparkly look with a matching gold purse, open-toe silver heels, a chunky bangle and a pair of gold earrings

Stunner: The beauty showed off her stunning gown

Sparkling: Amal accessorized her sparkly look with a matching gold purse, open-toe silver heels, a chunky bangle and a pair of gold earrings

Brunette beauty: The Lebanese-British attorney wore her chestnut locks in voluminous curls for the special occasion

Brunette beauty: The Lebanese-British attorney wore her chestnut locks in voluminous curls for the special occasion

As for glam, the beauty – who wed the actor in 2014 – rocked a bright red lipstick, voluminous eyelashes, and sparkly golden eye makeup.

Meanwhile her Hollywood heartthrob husband accessorized his elegant look with a black bowtie and black dress shoes.

George rocked his usual silver hair and his silver and pepper beard, which was neatly trimmed for the event. 

The look of love: The couple - who celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary on Tuesday - gave each other an adoring gaze

The look of love: The couple – who celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary on Tuesday – gave each other an adoring gaze

Red hot: As for glam, the beauty - who wed the actor in 2014 - rocked a bright red lipstick, voluminous eyelashes, and sparkly golden eye makeup

Red hot: As for glam, the beauty – who wed the actor in 2014 – rocked a bright red lipstick, voluminous eyelashes, and sparkly golden eye makeup

Dapper: The Ocean's Eleven star, 61, looked dapper in a dark tuxedo

Dapper: The Ocean’s Eleven star, 61, looked dapper in a dark tuxedo

The usual: George rocked his usual silver hair and his silver and pepper beard, which was neatly trimmed for the event

The usual: George rocked his usual silver hair and his silver and pepper beard, which was neatly trimmed for the event

Glitzy: The well dressed pair were seen entering the event

Glitzy: The well dressed pair were seen entering the event

Elegant: Clooney's Ticket to Paradise co-star Julia Roberts, 54, was the epitome of elegance in a black button up top with pink and orange stripes tucked into a chick floor-length black skirt

Pretty woman: The Pretty Woman star wore a matching blazer draper over her shoulder and had her auburn tresses cascading down her shoulders in light curls

Elegant: Clooney’s Ticket to Paradise co-star Julia Roberts, 54, was the epitome of elegance in a black button up top with pink and orange stripes tucked into a chick floor-length black skirt

Lowkey glam: The A-list actress opted for natural makeup, with just a dash of mascara and light lipstick for the night

Lowkey glam: The A-list actress opted for natural makeup, with just a dash of mascara and light lipstick for the night

Clooney’s Ticket to Paradise co-star Julia Roberts, 54,  was the epitome of elegance in a black button up top with pink and orange stripes tucked into a chick floor-length black skirt.

The Pretty Woman star wore a matching blazer draper over her shoulder and had her auburn tresses cascading down her shoulders in light curls.

The A-list actress opted for natural makeup, with just a dash of mascara and light lipstick for the night. 

Meanwhile the man being honored, Justice Albie Sachs, was casual for the event, wearing a blue and black silk shirt with black pants. 

Another A-list couple at the premiere was Cindy Crawford, 56, and husband Rande Gerber, 60, who matched in sophisticated black looks. 

What a duo! Another A-list couple at the premiere was Cindy Crawford, 56, and husband Rande Gerber, 60, who matched in sophisticated black looks

Chic: Cindy wore her brunette tresses parted to the side and cascading down in light waves

What a duo! Another A-list couple at the premiere was Cindy Crawford, 56, and husband Rande Gerber, 60, who matched in sophisticated black looks 

Model looks: The model showed off her incredible figure in a skintight silk black halter gown, which she paired with black heels

Model looks: The model showed off her incredible figure in a skintight silk black halter gown, which she paired with black heels

Flawless: The runway phenomenon showed off her famously flawless features with a touch of pink lipstick and mascara

Flawless: The runway phenomenon showed off her famously flawless features with a touch of pink lipstick and mascara

Flaunting it! The star showed off her dress in a variety of poses

Flaunting it! The star showed off her dress in a variety of poses

Flaunting it! The star showed off her dress in a variety of poses 

Gaze of adoration: The couple - who've been married since 1998 - gave each other an adoring glance

 Gaze of adoration: The couple – who’ve been married since 1998 – gave each other an adoring glance

Sweet on you: The beauty accessorized with a dark clutch and wore sparkly dangling earrings

 Sweet on you: The beauty accessorized with a dark clutch and wore sparkly dangling earrings 

Happy to be here: The glamorous pair happily posed for the shutterbugs

Happy to be here: The glamorous pair happily posed for the shutterbugs

Stylish four: They also took the time to pose with George and Amal

Stylish four: They also took the time to pose with George and Amal

The model showed off her incredible figure in a skintight silk black halter gown, which she paired with black heels. She wore her brunette tresses parted to the side and cascading down in light waves.

The beauty accessorized with a dark clutch and wore sparkly dangling earrings for the event. 

The runway phenomenon showed off her famously flawless features with a touch of pink lipstick and mascara. 

Thrilling: Also at the event was singer Dua Lipa, 27, who thrilled in a skintight black gown with gold buttons

Thrilling: Also at the event was singer Dua Lipa, 27, who thrilled in a skintight black gown with gold buttons

Lovely: Lipa wore her brunette tresses in a chic updo, with a few strands left out and accessorized with dangling earrings

From the back: The star showed off her gown from the back

Lovely: Lipa wore her brunette tresses in a chic updo, with a few strands left out and accessorized with dangling earrings

Natural beauty: The English hitmaker rocked a dark-colored lipstick for the night and highlighted her naturally stunning features with just a touch of lipstick and mascara

Natural beauty: The English hitmaker rocked a dark-colored lipstick for the night and highlighted her naturally stunning features with just a touch of lipstick and mascara

Meanwhile her other half looked handsome in a black suit and tie, and matching black dress shoes. 

Also at the event was singer Dua Lipa, 27, who thrilled in a skintight black gown with gold buttons. 

Lipa wore her brunette tresses in a chic updo, with a few strands left out and accessorized with dangling earrings. 

Head turner: Jodie Turner-Smith, 36, was a head turner in a spectacularly dramatic multi-tier transparent black tulle gown with a mermaid tail

Head turner: Jodie Turner-Smith, 36, was a head turner in a spectacularly dramatic multi-tier transparent black tulle gown with a mermaid tail

Magnificent: The actress teamed the magnificent look with a black clutch

Magnificent: The actress teamed the magnificent look with a black clutch

With the makeup guru: She was seen posing with British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury

With the makeup guru: She was seen posing with British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury

Wow! Drew Barrymore, 47, dazzled in a black gown, which she teamed with unique clear chunky bangles and a black clutch

Wow! Drew Barrymore, 47, dazzled in a black gown, which she teamed with unique clear chunky bangles and a black clutch

Curls: The Golden Globe Award winner wore her brunette tresses in curls cascading down her back

Sparkly details: She added a touch of sparkle with silver earrings

Curls: The Golden Globe Award winner wore her brunette tresses in curls cascading down her back

Light glam: The beauty wore light makeup for the event, including pink lipstick and a touch of mascara

Light glam: The beauty wore light makeup for the event, including pink lipstick and a touch of mascara

Volume! Drew wore showed off her voluminous 'do while giving the camera a coy glance

Volume! Drew wore showed off her voluminous ‘do while giving the camera a coy glance

The English hitmaker rocked a dark-colored lipstick for the night and highlighted her naturally stunning features with just a touch of lipstick and mascara.

Her outing came after the singer and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah set rumors that they are dating flying after the two were pictured kissing and hugging on a cozy date night out in New York City on Wednesday.

Drew Barrymore, 47, dazzled in a black gown, which she teamed with unique clear chunky bangles and a black clutch. 

The Golden Globe Award winner wore her brunette tresses in curls cascading down her back. The beauty wore light makeup for the event, including pink lipstick and a touch of mascara. 

Leonardo DiCaprio's ex-girlfriend Camila Morrone, 25, looked smart in a black velvet suit

All black: She paired it with open-toe high heels. The star also emphasized her eyes with dark eyeliner

Smart look: Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend Camila Morrone, 25, looked smart in a black velvet suit

Bangs: The model wore her chocolate tresses in a straight style, with her bangs slightly curled

Bangs: The model wore her chocolate tresses in a straight style, with her bangs slightly curled 

A sight to behold: Phoebe Dynevor, 27 was a sight to behold in a plunging white silk gown that showed off her envialble physique and featured a front cape

Backless: The lovely gown was backless

A sight to behold: Phoebe Dynevor, 27 was a sight to behold in a plunging white silk gown that showed off her enviable physique and featured a front cape

Coordinating: Ethan Hawke, 51, was handsome as ever in a black velvet suit which coordinated with his wife Ryan Hawke's velvet pantsuit

Coordinating: Ethan Hawke, 51, was handsome as ever in a black velvet suit which coordinated with his wife Ryan Hawke’s velvet pantsuit

Date night: The Academy Award nominee wore his hair slicked back for the night, while his wife wore her golden tresses down

Date night: The Academy Award nominee wore his hair slicked back for the night, while his wife wore her golden tresses down

Dynamic duo: Oscar Isaac, 43, brought wife Elvira Lind, 41, as his date. The Guatemalan-born actor looked dashing in a black tuxedo and bowtie, while Elvira opted for a pop of color in a tie dye green gown

Dynamic duo: Oscar Isaac, 43, brought wife Elvira Lind, 41, as his date. The Guatemalan-born actor looked dashing in a black tuxedo and bowtie, while Elvira opted for a pop of color in a tie dye green gown

Versace gal: Designer Donatella Versace, 67, stunned in a shimmering metallic iridescent gown - no doubt of her own design - and wore matching shimmery iridescent eyeshadow

Versace gal: Designer Donatella Versace, 67, stunned in a shimmering metallic iridescent gown – no doubt of her own design – and wore matching shimmery iridescent eyeshadow 

The wow factor: Charlotte Tilbury, 49, wowed in a plunging black and white dress belted in at the waist

The wow factor: Charlotte Tilbury, 49, wowed in a plunging black and white dress belted in at the waist

Jodie Turner-Smith, 36, was a head turner in a spectacularly dramatic multi-tier transparent black tule gown with a mermaid tail. The actress teamed the magnificent look with a black clutch.

She was also seen posing with British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, 49, who wowed in a plunging black and white dress.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend Camila Morrone, 25, looked smart in a black velvet suit. She paired it with open-toe high heels. The star also emphasized her eyes with dark eyeliner. 

The model wore her chocolate tresses in a straight style, with her bangs slightly curled.

Phoebe Dynevor, 27 was a sight to behold in a plunging white backless silk gown that showed off her enviable physique and featured a front cape. 

Ethan Hawke, 51, was handsome as ever in a black velvet suit which coordinated with his wife Ryan Hawke’s velvet pantsuit.

Man of the hour: The man being honored, Justice Albie Sachs, wore a blue and black silk shirt with black pants

Man of the hour: The man being honored, Justice Albie Sachs, wore a blue and black silk shirt with black pants

Sophisticated: Julianna Margulies, 56, was the picture of sophistication in a halter black gown, which she paired with a matching clutch

Sophisticated: Julianna Margulies, 56, was the picture of sophistication in a halter black gown, which she paired with a matching clutch

Bewitching: The Good Wife star wore her black tresses slicked back for the night

Bewitching: The Good Wife star wore her black tresses slicked back for the night

Pretty pair: The actress was accompanied by her attorney husband Keith Lieberthal

Pretty pair: The actress was accompanied by her attorney husband Keith Lieberthal

Plunging: Stephanie March, 48, looked flawless in a plunging black gown, which she teamed with a gold clutch and sparkling earrings

Red look: The beauty opted for a bright red lipstick and flashed her megawatt Hollywood smile for the cameras

Plunging: Stephanie March, 48, looked flawless in a plunging black gown, which she teamed with a gold clutch and sparkling earrings

The Academy Award nominee wore his hair slicked back for the night, while his wife wore her golden tresses down. 

Oscar Isaac, 43, brought wife Elvira Lind, 41, as his date. The Guatemalan-born actor looked dashing in a black tuxedo and bowtie. Meanwhile his wife opted for a pop of color in a tie dye green gown.

Designer Donatella Versace, 67, stunned in a shimmering metallic iridescent gown – no doubt of her own design – and wore matching shimmery iridescent eyeshadow.

Flowing look: Alfre Woodard, 69, looked lovely in a multi-color green, yellow, and blue flowing dress, which she paired with gold sandals

Flowing look: Alfre Woodard, 69, looked lovely in a multi-color green, yellow, and blue flowing dress, which she paired with gold sandals

Night with hubby: She attended the event with film producer husband Roderick Spencer

Night with hubby: She attended the event with film producer husband Roderick Spencer

Black silk: Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry showed off her tan legs in a black silk gown and silver heels

 Black silk: Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry showed off her tan legs in a black silk gown and silver heels

With Amal: Barry mingled with Amal on the red carpet

With Amal: Barry mingled with Amal on the red carpet

Saucy: Comedian Phoebe Robinson, 38, showed off her toned legs in a black dress with a saucy thigh-high split

Activist: Kenyan activist Dr Josephine Kulea, 38, wore a unique plaid gown paired with a multi-color necklace and a matching standout headpiece

Saucy: Comedian Phoebe Robinson, 38, showed off her toned legs in a black dress with a saucy thigh-high split, while Kenyan activist Dr Josephine Kulea, 38, wore a unique plaid gown paired with a multi-color standout headpiece

The honorees: George and Amal pose with event honorees (L-R) Alina Stefanovic, Sara-Christine Dallain, Oumda Alfateh Younous Haroun, Wanjiru Wahome, Maria Ressa, Josephine Kulea and Albie Sachs

The honorees: George and Amal pose with event honorees (L-R) Alina Stefanovic, Sara-Christine Dallain, Oumda Alfateh Younous Haroun, Wanjiru Wahome, Maria Ressa, Josephine Kulea and Albie Sachs

Selfies: The pair graciously posed for selfies

Selfies: The pair graciously posed for selfies

Sweet: The coupled pictured with Alina Stefanovic

Sweet: The coupled pictured with Alina Stefanovic

Special event: The honorees spent time mingling together on the red carpet

Special event: The honorees spent time mingling together on the red carpet

Julianna Margulies, 56, was the picture of sophistication in a halter black gown, which she paired with a matching clutch.

The Good Wife star wore her black tresses slicked back for the night, and was accompanied by her attorney husband Keith Lieberthal.

Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry showed off her tan legs in a black silk gown and silver heels and was seen mingling with Amal on the red carpet.

Happy to pose: Mr and Mrs Clooney stopped outside before entering the building

Happy to pose: Mr and Mrs Clooney stopped outside before entering the building 

Charismatic: At one point the charismatic actor borrowed a camera from one of the photographers and shot his own snaps

Charismatic: At one point the charismatic actor borrowed a camera from one of the photographers and shot his own snaps

Arriving: George and Amal were seen arriving to their event

Arriving: George and Amal were seen arriving to their event

Hand in hand: The couple locked arms as they made their way to an awaiting car to take them to the library

Hand in hand: The couple locked arms as they made their way to an awaiting car to take them to the library

Hand in hand: The couple locked arms as they made their way to an awaiting car to take them to the library 

Affectionate: The affectionate duo were all smiles as they left their hotel

Affectionate: The affectionate duo were all smiles as they left their hotel

Night out: Amal showed off her flawless makeup and bouncy locks

Night out: Amal showed off her flawless makeup and bouncy locks

Silver fox: George told Access Hollywood on the red carpet: 'There’s a lot of work to get people here. We had to write ambassadors to get people out, to get people visas to come in here, so it’s been a long process to get everyone here'

Silver fox: George told Access Hollywood on the red carpet: ‘There’s a lot of work to get people here. We had to write ambassadors to get people out, to get people visas to come in here, so it’s been a long process to get everyone here’

Stephanie March, 48, looked flawless in a plunging black gown, which she teamed with a gold clutch and sparkling earrings.

The beauty opted for a bright red lipstick and flashed her megawatt Hollywood smile for the cameras.

Comedian Phoebe Robinson, 38, showed off her toned legs in a black dress with a saucy thigh-high split. 

Kenyan activist Dr Josephine Kulea, 38, wore a unique plaid gown paired with a multi-color necklace and a matching standout headpiece. 

Alfre Woodard, 69, looked lovely in a multi-color green, yellow, and blue flowing dress, which she paired with gold sandals. She attended the event with film producer husband Roderick Spencer. 

Other nominees at the event included Alina Stefanovic, Sara-Christine Dallain, Oumda Alfateh Younous Haroun, Wanjiru Wahome, Maria Ressa, Josephine Kulea and Albie Sachs. 

George told Access Hollywood on the red carpet: ‘This event, in general, has just been a lot of planning. There’s a lot of work to get people here. We had to write ambassadors to get people out, to get people visas to come in here, so it’s been a long process to get everyone here.’

The couple also wrote on the Clooney Foundation for Justice website about their goal: ‘We believe that justice must be waged — it doesn’t just happen.’ 

‘So when journalists are locked up just for doing their job, we try to get them out of prison. When young girls are denied the right to study, work, or marry when they want, we help them fight for their rights through the courts. When minorities are targeted for genocide, we help trigger trials against the perpetrators.’

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