The Knockturnal had the privilege of attending The Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards. The event was hosted in Beverly Hills by Variety’s Marc Malkin during Emmy’s weekend. The Humanitarian Awards honor a special cohort of talented actors that use their publicity for social good. Among this year’s winners were Emmy nominees James Cromwell, Colman Domingo, Samantha Hanratty, Cheryl Hines, and several more. Once the actors were presented with their award, they had the opportunity to speak about the cause they support. The notorious James Cromwell in Succession delivered an impactful speech that described how all of this planet’s issues are intertwined, especially when it comes to climate change. Cromwell stated he is ‘not afraid to get arrested’, and his involvement in the civil rights movement up until his recent public displays of activism demonstrate his commitment to leaving this world a better place than he found it. Following Cromwell was Emmy winner Colman Domingo accepting his Humanitarian Award for the work he has done with the Legal Defense Fund. Domingo emphasized the responsibility celebrities have to spread awareness, especially being on a show like Euphoria. His on-screen and in-person charm leads us to believe it is only the beginning for Domingo (but no, he couldn’t give us any spoilers to Euphoria season 4). Next up was Yellow Jacket’s Samantha Hanratty accepting an award for the Mac Pac Foundation which supports individuals with HBSL. Hanratty credited her commitment to the cause to her best friend who lives with HBSL. Finally, Curb Your Enthusiam’s Cheryl Hines accepted her Humanitarian Award for her involvement with United Cerebral Palsy. Hines’ heart opened to UCP when her nephew was born with Cerebral Palsy and her work is never-ending. Hines meets with Congress to advocate for the protection of medicaid to ensure care for individuals living with disabilities. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Creative Coalition served salmon paired with white wine. The Television Humanitarian Awards was situated in-between Emmy’s weekends and served as a reminder that there is more to life than who won or lost. The event encapsulated how important the arts are to cultivate creativity and spread awareness to inspire social change.