Celebrities Attend the 26th Annual Genesis Awards!

Beverly Hills: Many of Hollywood's elite were in attendance on Saturday evening at the 26th annual Genesis Awards which honors news and entertainment media for raising public awareness of animal issues. Dancing with the Stars judge, Carrie Ann Inaba stole the show as host alongside adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Uggie from The Artist. Some of the nights winners included: Rise of the Planet Apes in the Feature Film category, the Morgan Freeman narrated Born To Be Wild 3D for Feature Documentary, NBC's Today for Morning News Show, 20/20 for TV Newsmagazine, and the Sid Caesar Comedy Award went to Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, to name a few. The gala which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills will be featured as a one hour special on Animal Planet on May 5th. 

 

Carrie Ann Inaba The Genesis AwardsGenesis Awards Show host Carrie Ann Inaba alongside Uggie the adorable Jack Russell Terrier from The Artist. Photographer Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography

Carrie Ann Inaba Uggie The Genesis Awards Tim Long PhotographerGenesis Awards Show host Carrie Ann Inaba with Uggie the adorable Jack Russell Terrier from The Artist. Photographer Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography

 

  Ian Somerholder Tim Long The Genesis AwardsActor Ian Somerhalder, winner of The Wyler Award at Saturday's 26th annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

  Bill Maher The Genesis Awards 2012 Tim Long PhotographerPresenter Bill Maher at the 26th Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

  Sophia Bush Genesis Awards Tim Long PhotographyActress Sophia Bush serves as a presenter at the 26th Genesis Awards on Saturday, March 24th, 2012. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

  Kristin Bauer van Straten photo tim long long photographyActress Kristin Bauer van Straten and actor Jon Bernthal at the Genesis Awards on Saturday March 24th, 2012. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Angela Kinsey Cloris Leachman The Genesis Awards Tim Long Long PhotographyAngela Kinsey and Cloris Leachman serve as presenters at the 26th Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Rose McGowan Genesis Awards Tim LongActress Rose McGowan at the 26th Genesis Awards in Beverly Hills. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Gordon Ramsay Genesis Awards Tim Long Long PhotographyGordon Ramsay, TV Documentary winner for Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait on BBC America. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Jill Rappaport Today Show Photographer Tim Long Long PhotographyGenesis Award Winner, Jill Rappaport of NBC's Today Show. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

Kaley Cuoco Genesis AwardsActress of Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory at Saturday's 26th Annual Genesis Awards Show. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

Actress Wendie Malick Tim Long Long Photography Genesis AwardsActress Wendie Malick at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Singer Colbie CaillatSinger Colbie Caillat at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards Show in Beverly Hills, California. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Uggie The Artist Cloris Leachman The Genesis Awards Tim LongUggie of The Artist gives doggie kisses to comedian Cloris Leachman. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

  Wilmer Valderrama Genesis AwardsActor Wilmer Valderrama on the red carpet at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

Kesha Ke$ha Genesis Awards Singer Ke$ha on the red carpet at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

Carrie Ann Inaba Uggie Red carpet Tim LongDancing with the Stars judge and 2012 host of The Genesis Awards, Carrie Ann Inaba with Uggie of The Artist on the red carpet at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

jason Ritter genesis awards tim longJason Ritter of NBC's Parenthood on the red carpet at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

Michael Vartan The Genesis Awards 2012 Tim LongActor Michael Vartan on the red carpet at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

Actor Ian SomerHalder with Uggie Genesis Awards Tim Long Long PhotographyActor Ian Somerhalder with Uggie the adorable pup from The Artist on the red carpet at the 26th Annual Genesis Awards. Photographer: Tim Long. Image courtesy of Long Photography.

 

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