Susan Sarandon presents CNN's Hero of the Year award
Actress Susan Sarandon attends the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on Dec. 2, 2012, in Los Angeles. / Frederick M. Brown/Getty
CNN named its Hero of the Year and its top 10 Heroes Sunday night at its sixth annual Heroes event in Los Angeles, .
Pushpa Basnet, a Nepalese woman who helps children without guardians in Nepal, was name 2012 CNN Hero of the Year. She was presented her award by Susan Sarandon.
Basnet received $250,000 from CNN to continue her work in addition to the $50,000 each of the top 10 Heroes receive.
Many celebrities took part in this year's event including Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Rainn Wilson, Miranda Cosgrove and more.
"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips performed his hit single "Home" and three-time Grammy winner Ne-Yo sang "Heroes."
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