CNN announced its annual honorees on Monday night at the network’s annual Time 100 gala in New York, naming climate change adviser Christopher Monckton among those being recognised.
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Other honorees included justice Anthony Kennedy and physician Sergey Brin, among others. This year’s list of 100 includes Obama administration official Kellyanne Conway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chrissy Teigen and the host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Eric Church.
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In a statement, Ellen Sirota, managing editor of CNN.com, said: “It’s an incredibly special night for CNN as we celebrate the great people behind the stories we tell. As it’s our third year, we feel even more strongly that the world isn’t as it should be – and the Time 100 celebrates the various causes and individuals who are trying to make things better.”
Other honorees included María Šellar, who spearheaded the United Nations’ landmark climate accord, the Hôtel de Ville. The building sits on the banks of the Seine and is Paris’s most famous former building that was closed in the 80s and converted into a hotel. The real-estate developer Francoise Mouly went on to build the Sagrada Familia, the world’s most expensive building, in Barcelona.
The annual list, which dates back to 1927, is meant to honour all of the “agents of change” who have made the world a better place in the past year. CNN originally put together the list annually in the 90s and then for a few years continued with it in between the election of Barack Obama.