Australia and New Zealand, it’s time to mark your calendars for one of Global Citizen’s most exciting events.
The Global Citizen Prize award ceremony — hosted for a second time by multi-award winning musician John Legend — will honour and celebrate formidable leaders across government, business, philanthropy, the arts and entertainment, and more.
We’ll also see epic musical performances by Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, and Tori Kelly, and keep an eye out for appearances from John Oliver, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
This year, there is an extra special award to be celebrated in our region.
The Global Citizen Prize: Australia’s Hero Award, presented by Vodafone, has been won by Professor Brendan Crabb AC, the director and CEO of medical research facility the Burnet Institute. The Country Hero Award honours individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals. Along with Australia, the award will be presented to individuals or organisations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Nigeria, South Africa, and Mexico.
The Countdown to the Prize, a digital pre-show to the award ceremony, will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists, a virtual red carpet and packages on the Prize winners — and will be hosted by Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans.
The Global Citizen Prize 2020 award ceremony will then feature Crabb's story, as well as the Global Citizen of the Year; Global Citizen Artist of the Year; Global Citizen Prize for a World Leader; Global Citizen Prize for a Business Leader; and Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award, and three new award categories — Global Citizen Prize for Philanthropy; Global Citizen Prize for Culture & Education; and Global Citizen Prize for Activism.
We’ve laid out exactly how you can tune into both events below.
Pre-show: Tune in to watch the Countdown to the Prize pre-show on Global Citizen’s Australia Twitter, on Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. AEDT / 1.30 p.m. NZDT
Ceremony: Tune in to watch the Global Citizen Prize ceremony on Twitter on Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m. AEDT / 5.30 p.m. NZDT.
Pre-show: Watch the Countdown to the Prize pre-show on Global Citizen’s Australia Facebook page, on Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. AEDT / 1.30 p.m. NZDT.
Ceremony: Tune in to watch the Global Citizen Prize ceremony on Facebook on Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m. AEDT / 5.30 p.m. NZDT.
Pre-show: Check out the Countdown to the Prize pre-show on Global Citizen’s YouTube, on Dec. 20, at 3.00 p.m. AEDT / 5.00 p.m. NZDT.
Ceremony: Watch the Global Citizen Prize ceremony on YouTube on Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m. AEDT / 5.30 p.m. NZDT.
You can find out more about the Global Citizen Prize 2020 here.
Join Global Citizen on December 20, 2020, to celebrate the leaders among us who have stepped up against a backdrop of unprecedented global challenges to take action for the world we want — a world that is fair, just and equal.
The broadcast and digitally streamed award ceremony will also feature inspirational stories of human strength and unforgettable performances that will bring together artists, activists, and global leaders to remind each of us that, together, we will come out of this year stronger. Find out more about the Global Citizen Prize here.