The Time 100 gala is always an eclectic affair. The event, which celebrates Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the year, gathers a pretty wide range of folks in one spot. There are influential celebrities — Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have attended in the past — and there are the politically influential. This year, the mix included Hollywood A-listers like Emma Stone as well as the novelist Colson Whitehead and even Jared Kushner, the current president's son-in-law.
This melange of personalities makes for fabulous internet spectating. The gala gives us a glimpse at the intersection of celebrity, politics, art, and pop culture. (The list is divided into five categories: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans, and Icons.) This year, actor Viola Davis gave a rousing speech while Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds looked on. Demi Lovato performed, as did John Legend. Linda Sarsour, the Muslim activist who co-chaired the Women's March in January, wore a Christian Siriano dress, and managed to capture a video of Trevor Noah, Demi Lovato, and NFL player Colin Kaepernick.