A sneak peek inside 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute' awards show

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  • "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" premieres this Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN
  • Click through the images and video for a sneak peak inside the star-studded awards show
  • Nominate a Hero for 2016 at CNNHeroes.com

New York (CNN)New Jersey's Maggie Doyne -- who helps women and children in Nepal -- was named CNN's 2015 Hero of the Year on November 17 at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" in New York. Watch the awards ceremony on Sunday, December 6, at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Entertainers made the evening even more special, including recording artist Andra Day, who performed her inspiring anthem "Rise Up" during the ceremony, which was held at New York's American Museum of Natural History.
    Also making an appearance was W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN's upcoming series "United Shades of America." Bell's standup comedy provided one of many lighter moments during the festivities.