The Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony will be happening soon, and the organizers have announced an exciting list of performers and presenters who will be gracing the event. The awards, founded by Prince William in 2020, recognize individuals who find ‘solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems.’
The awards will be held in Boston on Friday, December 2, and will be hosted by podcaster and television presenter Clara Amfo along with producer and director Daniel Dae Kim. Read on to know the full list of performers at the event.
Earthshot Prize Awards 2022 Performing Lineup Announced
On Monday, the award organizers announced that the ceremony will be a star-studded affair and will feature performances by Billie Eilish and her brother and producer Finneas, Chloe x Halle, Annie Lennox and Ellie Goulding.
Goulding released a statement shortly after the announcement that read, “I am a big supporter of the Prince of Wales’ passion for the environment and share in The Earthshot Prize’s mission to protect and restore our planet. I am particularly excited for viewers around the world to learn about the innovative solutions presented by this year’s cohort of Finalists.”
Today we unveil the incredible line-up of hosts, presenters, and performers for The Earthshot Prize 2022!🎤
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— The Earthshot Prize (@EarthshotPrize) November 28, 2022
Annie Lennox added, “The urgent need to protect and restore our Earth’s damaged environmental systems is essential for future survival. The objective of The Earthshot Prize is powerful in terms of building a ‘Waste-Free World’ and ‘Reviving Our Oceans.’ I’m therefore honored to lend my voice in support of this ambitious mission.”
The Princess of Wales will be one of the Presenters
The five winners of the prize will be announced by presenters that include The Princess of Wales, actor and comedian Catherine O’Hara, Academy Award-Winning actor Rami Malek and actor Shailene Woodley.
Talking about the event, Malek said, “The fifteen Finalists of this year’s Earthshot Prize are deeply inspiring. They are dedicating their lives to building solutions that will repair our planet, and I can’t wait to present an award to one of the incredible Winners for 2022.”
Catherine O’Hara added, “Repairing our planet is one of the most important things we can do in our lifetimes. The passion and ambition of this year’s Earthshot Finalists is much needed in a world of such turmoil, and I am truly honoured to play a role in helping them share their work with the world.”
“It is an honour to be a presenter at this year’s Earthshot Prize Awards. The Finalists are extraordinary, and I am thrilled to play a part in helping to spotlight their incredible solutions and the inspiring work they do every day,” said Shailene Woodley.
The Ceremony will be Streamed on PBS’ YouTube Channel
The Earthshot Prize Awards 2022 will be held on December 2 at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. The recorded event will be available to stream on PBS.org and the PBS app on December 5 at 2 pm ET, followed by a broadcast on the PBS YouTube channel at 8 pm.
The prize has been established with the goals of protecting and restoring nature, reviving oceans, cleaning the air, fixing the climate, and building a waste-free world. Last year, the five winners received $1.4 million as support for their innovative environmental projects.
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