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The couple, along with Clooney’s parents Nick Clooney and Nina Bruce Warren, stepped out on Wednesday evening to attend the 23rd Annual United Nations Correspondents Associations (UNCA) Awards in New York City.
Amal, 40, who wore a navy and white chiffon gown with a sweetheart neckline, was honored at the event with the 2018 UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award.
As for George, 57, he kept it traditional with a classic tuxedo for the ceremony. His parents joined him in donning formal attire — his father, 84, wearing a black tuxedo, and his mother, 79, opting for a long-sleeved sparkly gown.
Amal Clooney with Nick Clooney
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George Clooney and his mother Nina Bruce Warren
During her acceptance speech, Amal paid tribute to Nadia Murad, the co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize, and thanked her father-in-law — who is also a journalist — for raising her husband well, according to a guest at the event.
She also explained that the couple intends on “monitoring trials of journalists” and helping them financially, as well as supporting the endless accounts of journalists ranging from the Maldives to Egypt.
“I am here tonight to honor you, the journalists being recognized for your groundbreaking reporting this year,” Amal said in a clip recorded by a guest.
At the prestigious awards ceremony, which honored the best print, broadcast and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations, over $60,000 were distributed among the prize winners, which was available to journalists around the world, according to the UNCA website.