Kerry Washington, Michelle Sobrino and Elizabeth Banks
Amy Pascal and Michelle Sobrino-Stearns
Katie Lowes and Darby Stanchfield
Jennifer Hudson and Randy Jackson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Rebecca Wisocky and Ana Ortiz
Charlize Theron and Maria Bello
Rena Ronson and Louise Ward
Amy Poehler and Jane Aronson
Renee Fleming and Diane Warren
Variety's Power of Women
MC Aisha Tyler
Power of Women Class Photo
“The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2″ – Justin Timberlake
“Event 2″ – Deltron 3030
“Closer to the Truth” – Cher
Nicolas Cage pillowcases
Take the Black Stout – Brewery Ommegang
“Moments That Made the Movies” – David Thomson (Thames & Hudson)
“Wilson” – A. Scott Berg (Putnam)
“The Wes Anderson Collection” – Matt Zoller Seitz (Abrams)
“South Park: The Stick of Truth” (Ubisoft)
“Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure” (Warner Bros. Interactive, 5th Cell)
Jarvis: A Second Screen Experience (Marvel Entertainment)
Actors Cho Min-Soo and Lee Jung-Jin
Honorees Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron on the red carpet. After speaking about her work with UN Women, Kidman said, "I am asking you today to advocate for women's rights, that's human rights and family rights."
Honorees Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron chat at Variety's 5th annual Power of Women event. "HIV is not an African issue, it's a human rights issue," said Theron.
Honorees Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks at Variety's Power of Women event. Elizabeth Banks starred and directed in a short film PSA about heart disease. Jesse Tyler Ferguson said of Banks: "Liz Banks is the only person I know who can find humor in a heart attack."
Honoree Kerry Washington at Variety's Power of Women event. "When you give a child arts education, you're giving them a chance to change their lives," she said.
Honoree Jennifer Hudson
Maria Bello and Variety's publisher Michelle Sobrino Stearns
The seven honorees and their charities:
Elizabeth Banks - American Heart Association's Go Red for Women
Jennifer Hudson - Samsung Galaxy Impact Award for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation
Nicole Kidman - UN Women
Amy Pascal - Teen Line
Amy Poehler - Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Charlize Theron - Charlize Theron Africa Outreach
Kerry Washington - President's Commitee on the Arts and the Humanities
Jessica Alba is one of the co-founders of the Honest Company, which makes non-toxic, eco-friendly family products.
Nicole Kidman with "American Idol's" Randy Jackson
Kerry Washington, Variety's Michelle Sobrino-Stearns and Elizabeth Banks
Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal, one of the seven honorees, and Variety publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns. Pascal encouraged everyone to have sisters -- "it doesn't have to be a woman, but it helps." She also said in her speech, "Anyone who tells you that women don't help each other is a man."
Katie Lowes and Darby Stanchfield of "Scandal" supported their co-star Kerry Washington.
"The New Girl's" Hannah Simone honored Charlize Theron, calling her "a woman with balls."
It's an American Idol reunion for Jennifer Hudson and Randy Jackson. Jackson presented the Samsung Galaxy Impact Award to Hudson for utilizing social media to support underprivileged youth with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation.
A&E's Abbe Raven on the red carpet. Lifetime has been a sponsor of the Power of Women event since its founding. Raven called the honorees "luminaries who continue to light the path for the rest of us."
Even men appreciate the Power of Women -- showing his support is "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Ferguson introduced Elizabeth Banks, and said he admired the way she moves effortlessly as an actor through film, television, drama and comedy. "She is also a wonderful mother and wife and a very loyal friend," Ferguson said.
Guests had the opportunity to mingle with the honorees' charities and sponsors at a Philanthropy Bazaar.
Longtime friend Simon Baker was on hand to honor Nicole Kidman. Baker's wife went to school with Kidman.
A future Power of Women honoree: Madison Moellers
Jessica Alba stunned in a metallic houndstooth cocktail dress.
Rebecca Wisocky and Ana Ortiz of Lifetime's "Devious Maids"
Charlize Theron and Maria Bello
UN Women's Nicole Kidman said her mother taught her never to be afraid of the f-word: feminism.
UTA's Rena Ronson and Louise Ward
Amy Poehler and founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation Dr. Jane Aronson. Aronson recounted taking Poehler on a trip to Haiti to work with WWO. "One of the most important things I've ever done is to find a place for Amy to pee in the forest," Aronson said.
Poehler gave a touching and funny speech and ended with this plea: "Thank you to all the bossy, right amount of crazy women in this room. Giving to charity is good for your skin and makes your ass smaller."
Abbe Raven encouraged women storytelling at Variety's Power of Women.
Variety's editor-in-chiefs of television and film, Cynthia Littleton and Claudia Eller with Michelle Sobrino
Aisha Tyler hosted Variety's Power of Women event.
Audi is one of the proud sponsors of the fifth annual Power of Women event.
After spending seven years away from music, Timberlake is clearly out to make up for lost time, releasing the second installment of his "20/20 Experience." Luxuriant production, smoothly sensuous singing, and needlessly extended track lengths are surely in the cards.
Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator's wildly diverse collaborators range from Damon Albarn to Joseph Gordon-Levitt for this long-awaited sequel.
The only artist to chart a No. 1 hit in each of the past six decades, Cher's latest is tailor-made for the dance floor, peppered with her signature emotionally charged ballads.
Somewhere along the way, durable, moody thesp Nicolas Cage became a meme, and where memes go, go pillowcases in several flavors of Cage including "Ghost Rider" and "Season of the Witch."
Available in large bottles and mini-kegs perfect for viewing parties, Ommegang's second "Game of Thrones" brew is as deep, dark and complex as the show.
Thomson's "Biographical Dictionary of Film" is an essential reference tool, but his new tome is equally engrossing for its hundreds of vintage stills and essays on classics from "White Heat" to "Blue Velvet."
Readers can imagine Leonardo DiCaprio as the 28th president as Warner Bros. acquired this deep dive for his production company. The experienced biographer covers Wilson's dramatic World War I tenure in an accessible and revealing style.
A book-length conversation with the unconventional auteur is paired with previously unpublished photos, artwork and ephemera from all his pics, from "Rushmore" to "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Moonrise Kingdom."
Trey Parker and Matt Stone's first console game based on the snarky animated series -- after seeing its original publisher THQ go bankrupt -- will be released by Ubisoft in December, and features hippies and underpants gnomes as villains.
WB has injected its popular Scribblenauts puzzle-solving franchise with DC's lineup of iconic superheroes and villains, with Batman and Superman stylized to fit into the bubbleheaded world of the games.
Live your whole life as if you were "Iron Man's" Tony Stark with this virtual assistant app that creates customized alarms, checks the weather and unlocks hidden files on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray.