It’s fair to say that Red Nose Day 2016 went off without a hitch as Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered together for the annual event on Thursday evening (May 26).
Hosted by Craig Ferguson, the annual two-hour fundraiser aired on NBC and included sketches, performances and live appearances by a bevy of famous faces including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Anna Kendrick, Chloe Moretz, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Mandy Moore, Seth Rogen, Jay Leno, Zac Efron, Ellen DeGeneres, Rose Byrne, and many more.
Red Nose Day is a special campaign, created by Richard Curtis and run by Comic Relief, to support children who live in poverty around the world. Over the last 25 years, the campaign has raised more than $1 billion to alleviate these negative living conditions for those in need.
This year, nearly $31 million was raised from generous donors who called in to pledge their funds.
The donors had an opportunity to chat with their favorite stars as “Veep’s” Tony Hale, “Big Bang Theory’s” Johnny Galecki, “Parks & Rec’s” Retta, Minnie Driver, Ben Feldman, YouTube star Grace Helbig, and Kunis and Kutcher manned the phones.
According to E! News, the happy couple had a blast during the live, two-hour special. “As soon as the show started, Ashton put on his red nose and took a selfie.
Meanwhile, Mila was watching the video with blank stare until Ashton turned to her with the nose; she laughed when he stuck his tongue out.” Before the start of the show, Kutcher took time to chat with fans on his Facebook Live page.
Overall, all the stars who participated helped raise awareness for children’s poverty and raised millions of dollars to help the cause. Check out some celebrity snaps from Red Nose Day below!
@therealmalinakerman and @yvettenicolebrown showing off their red noses. ? #RedNoseDay A photo posted by Red Nose Day USA (@rednosedayusa) on
The amazing #ThisIsUs cast are celebrating #RedNoseDay! @mandymooremm #MiloVentimiglia & #SterlingKBrown ?
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#TonyHale is #RedCarpetReady. A photo posted by Red Nose Day USA (@rednosedayusa) on
Only a few more hours until The #RedNoseDay Special at 9/8c on @NBCtv.
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#regram from @kristenanniebell | I’m getting plenty of rest before the big day tomorrow!! #RedNoseDay Watch on NBC LIVE tomorrow 9/8c! A photo posted by Red Nose Day USA (@rednosedayusa) on
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