Everyday members and celebrity supporters alike came out in celebration of PETA’s 35th anniversary. It was a remarkable evening to acknowledge 35 years of cutting-edge campaigns that have brought about monumental change for animals.

"All Together Now" - PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

The event—hosted by Anjelica Huston  and Pamela Anderson, with more than 35 sponsors, including GardeinDaiyaVeggie Grill, and MooShoes—featured a gourmet dinner, silent auction, and star-studded awards ceremony.

PETA honored activists and celebrities for their dedication to our animal rights campaigns around the world. PETA’s 35th anniversary honorees were recognized for contributions to specific issues within animal rights:

PETA’s 35th Anniversary Humanitarian Awardees

Alicia Silverstone© Getty Images for PETA

Alicia Silverstone 

RZA© Getty Images for PETA


While accepting his award, RZA said, “It’s an award that does not aim to reflect my art—it instead reflects my heart.”

Bill Maher at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Bill Maher 

Jason Biggs at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Jason Biggs 

 Jason Biggs thanked an unlikely source in his acceptance speech—SeaWorld: “Thank you, SeaWorld. Without you, those gorgeous orcas would be free to swim with their families in the oceans they belong in. Instead, they are jailed in your horrible excuses for theme parks, and as a result, I get to stand up here accepting this award.”

Fred Willard at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Fred Willard 

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James Cromwell 

Said James Cromwell, “Those who have no voice, no vote, no clout could not have a better champion. When push comes to shove, my money’s always on PETA!” 

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Jane Velez-Mitchell 

Jillian Michaels at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Jillian Michaels 

Kate del Castillo at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Kate del Castillo 

Maggie Q at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Maggie Q 

Marco Regil at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Marco Antonio Regil 

Mary Matalin at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

Mary Matalin 

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Mike White

Noah Cyrus© Getty Images for PETA

Noah Cyrus 

Shaun Monson© Getty Images for PETA

Shaun Monson

Tommy Lee© Getty Images for PETA

Tommy Lee 

To top off the night, Sir Paul McCartney and Beck gave performances that had everyone on their feet!

During his concert, McCartney told the audience, “When I first heard the name, that’s what appealed to me, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I thought that was really a very dignified, very cool title. They’ve got 35 years of saving so many animals. And we love them.”

He performed a number of hits, including “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Lady Madonna,” “Drive My Car” (performed with Beck), and an animal rights–themed song that he wrote called “Looking for Changes.”

Some other celebrities who joined in the celebration included the following:

Ariane SommerBellamy YoungBryan FullerCarrie Ann InabaCatherine HardwickeChristen PressConstance MarieCourtney StoddenDaniella MonetDavey HavokDenise RobertsDiane WarrenEmily DeschanelGeezer ButlerGeorge LopezIreland BaldwinJoanna KrupaJoaquin Phoenix John SalleyJon Ingle (aka “Lady Bunny”) Jorja FoxKalel KittenKeshaKevin NealonKym JohnsonMiranda CosgroveMoby Molly ShannonNaomi GrossmanNat Wolff Otep ShamayaPatrik BaboumianPaula Poundstone Rob ZombieRussell SimmonsSabrina CarpenterSela WardSeth Green, Simone Reyes, Sunny Leone, Tony Hawk, Tony Kanal , William H. Macy

Here are some more photos from the event:

Angelica Huston and Pamela Anderson© Getty Images for PETA
Angelica Huston and Pamela Anderson
RZA and Moby© Getty Images for PETA
RZA and Moby
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Joanna Krupa
Anna Stuart and James Cromwell© Getty Images for PETA
Anna Stuart and James Cromwell
John Salley© Getty Images for PETA
John Salley
Lady Bunny and Courtney Stodden© Getty Images for PETA
Lady Bunny and Courtney Stodden
Ingrid E. Newkirk© Getty Images for PETA
Ingrid E. Newkirk
Rob Zombie and Kesha© Getty Images for PETA
Rob Zombie and Kesha
Seth Green, Clare Grant, and Bryan Fuller

Seth Green, Clare Grant, and Bryan Fuller

George Lopez© Getty Images for PETA
George Lopez
Pamela Anderson and Dan Mathews© Getty Images for PETA
Pamela Anderson and Dan Mathews
William H. Macy© Getty Images for PETA
William H. Macy
Tony Kanal and Tommy Lee© Getty Images for PETA
Tony Kanal and Tommy Lee
Cathy Goodman and Tony Hawk© Getty Images for PETA
Cathy Goodman and Tony Hawk
Bellamy Young© Getty Images for PETA
Bellamy Young
Constance Marie© Getty Images for PETA
Constance Marie
Stephanie Allyne and Tig Notaro© Getty Images for PETA
Stephanie Allyne and Tig Notaro
Carrie Ann Inaba© Getty Images for PETA
Carrie Ann Inaba

PETA friends at 35th Anniversary Gala© Getty Images for PETA

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind