2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
The 2017 Breakthrough Prize ceremony was held on December 4, 2016 at NASA’s Hangar 1 in Mountain View, California. Host Morgan Freeman was joined by Vin Diesel, Alicia Keys, Kevin Durant, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Alex Rodriguez, will.i.am and astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, who presented the Breakthrough Prizes alongside technologists Daniel Ek, Hiroshi Mikitani, Sundar Pinchai and Susan Wojcicki and prize founders Pricilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, and Yuri Milner. Alicia Keys performed the song “More Than We Know” from her new album “Here.” The event was produced by Vanity Fair and Don Mischer Productions. The show was broadcast live on National Geographic channel and later on Fox and National Geographic networks worldwide. Watch clips from the ceremony here.