See Who Dazzled On The Kennedy Center Honors' Star-Studded Red Carpet

Stephen Colbert stands beside his daughter, Madeline, on The Kennedy Center red carpet.

1. Stephen Colbert stands beside his daughter, Madeline, on The Kennedy Center red carpet.

The Late Show's Stephen Colbert will host The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 9/8c. The highly esteemed event will honor the accomplishments and artistic contributions of famed songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress/singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.

Check out who else walked the red carpet before taking their seat for the special. 

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Actress/singer Rita Moreno looks riveting as she walks the red carpet.

2. Actress/singer Rita Moreno looks riveting as she walks the red carpet.

One of the evening's honorees, Rita Moreno, will be praised through amazIng spoken tributes and performances.

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Actress Rosie Perez poses in a fitted floral gown complete with a dramatic train.

3. Actress Rosie Perez poses in a fitted floral gown complete with a dramatic train.

The Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated actress will honor Rita Moreno at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors with a performance of "Fever."

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Conductor Seiji Ozawa looks soulfully into the camera.

4. Conductor Seiji Ozawa looks soulfully into the camera.

Seiji Ozawa, GRAMMY Award and Emmy Award-winning conductor, will be in the spotlight as one of the honorees at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

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Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, take their spot on the Kennedy Center Honors red carpet.

5. Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, take their spot on the Kennedy Center Honors red carpet.

Famed conductor Itzhak Perlman will pay homage to Seiji Ozawa through a spoken tribute during the special event.

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Director George Lucas walks the red carpet before being honored at this year's Kennedy Center Honors.

6. Director George Lucas walks the red carpet before being honored at this year's Kennedy Center Honors.

The renowned filmmaker is one of five honorees that will be praised through memorable performances and spoken tributes during the special event. 

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Singer Miranda Lambert is simply sparkling in her beautiful gown.

7. Singer Miranda Lambert is simply sparkling in her beautiful gown.

Country music star Miranda Lambert will pay special tribute to The Eagles with her performance of "Desperado."

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Actress Cicely Tyson glistens in gold.

8. Actress Cicely Tyson glistens in gold.

The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actress will be honored through five special performances and tributes at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

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Actress Viola Davis dazzles in this bold number.

9. Actress Viola Davis dazzles in this bold number.

The Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actress is set to honor Cicely Tyson through a spoken word tribute.

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Actress Kerry Washington rocks the red carpet in a sleek strapless dress.

10. Actress Kerry Washington rocks the red carpet in a sleek strapless dress.

The Emmy Award-nominated actress will pay homage to honoree Cicely Tyson through a spoken tribute at The 38th Annual Kennedy Honors Awards.

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Singer/songwriter Carole King is hardly bashful in blue.

11. Singer/songwriter Carole King is hardly bashful in blue.

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King will receive a special honor at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors for her contributions to the music industry. 

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Musician Janelle Monáe poses in a black-and-white beaded floral dress.

12. Musician Janelle Monáe poses in a black-and-white beaded floral dress.

Musician and actress Janelle Monáe will honor Carole King with performances of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "One Fine Day."

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Singer Sara Bareilles looks positively regal in a intricately beaded gown.

13. Singer Sara Bareilles looks positively regal in a intricately beaded gown.

Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles will pay tribute to honoree Carole King with a performance of King's hit song "You've Got A Friend."

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Music legend Aretha Franklin walks down the red carpet with renowned producer Clive Davis.

14. Music legend Aretha Franklin walks down the red carpet with renowned producer Clive Davis.

GRAMMY Award-winning singer Aretha Franklin is set to honor Carole King with her rendition of "Natural Woman."

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Julie Chen and her husband, CBS President Leslie Moonves, smile as they walk the red carpet together.

15. Julie Chen and her husband, CBS President Leslie Moonves, smile as they walk the red carpet together.

Julie Chen, host of The Talk, poses with her husband, Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation, before taking their seats at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. 

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Usher is fashionable as ever on the red carpet.

16. Usher is fashionable as ever on the red carpet.

GRAMMY Award winning artist Usher smiles for the camera before attending The Kennedy Center Honors.

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Racing driver Lewis Hamilton sports an eye-catching houndstooth suit.

17. Racing driver Lewis Hamilton sports an eye-catching houndstooth suit.

The British Formula One racing driver shares a confident smile before taking his seat at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 9/8c.

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