Ellen Receives ‘Medal Of Freedom’ Along With Other Big Names In Hollywood


Last night, President Obama presented Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 21 other recipients at the White House.

The award is the highest honour that a civilian can receive which recognises the person’s contributions to US culture, security and international interests.

Other big names from Hollywood, music industry and sports were also presented the award which were the following:

Tom Hanks


Robert De Niro


Robert Redford


Cicely Tyson


Bruce Springsteen


Diana Ross

So much happiness in one picture ? #DianaRoss #PresidentObama

A post shared by Global Grind (@globalgrind) on

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

fcb3481dfa7e0e7ba1f2189d08d891ae kareem-abdul-jabbar-obama-medal-freedom

Michael Jordan ‘guy from Space Jam’

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to National Basketball Association Hall of Fame member and legendary athlete Michael Jordan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal to 19 living and two posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and the arts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 683132747

Bill and Melinda Gates were also given the honour for their philanthropic work.


Once the ceremony was over, Ellen celebrated by tweeting a video of the mannequin challenge they did in the White House.