Premise

Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland and John Williams are the honorees at the 27th annual gala, hosted by Caroline Kennedy. Performers and presenters include Steven Spielberg, Billy Joel, Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Angela Bassett, Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, Kid Rock, Sean Combs, Robert Downey Jr., Marilyn Horne and Audra McDonald.