Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway to co-host Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Denzel Washington and Anne Hathaway are set to co-host the 17th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in Oslo, Norway.
The event will also feature performances by artists such as Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock and Colbie Caillat. Elvis Costello, pop singer Robyn, jazz and funk group Jamiroquai, Barry Manilow and pianist Herbie Hancock were also added to the lineup recently.
Organizers named Washington as a host in September and said the name of his co-host would be announced this month. A spokesperson on Friday confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com that it is Hathaway, star of the new film "Love and Other Drugs" and the Meryl Streep movie "The Devil Wears Prada".
This year, the even will honors Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident writer and human rights activist who is currently imprisoned in his home country. Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith hosted the concert last year and the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was given to U.S. President Barack Obama.
"I am honored to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year and participate in this historic and momentous event to help spread the message of global peace," Washington, an Oscar-winning 55-year-old actor and star of the new movie "Unstoppable", had said in a statement provided by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, which is given annually to those "whose work exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world," will be announced on October 8.