Celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Ellie Goulding attended The Kennedy Center Honors, which honored individuals in the performing arts for their contributions to American culture. Johansson stunned in a plunging gold gown, while Goulding twirled in a metallic silver dress. Other attendees included Berry Gordy, Joni Mitchell, and Justino Díaz. The event featured a star-studded gala with performances and a reception. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were in attendance, reinstating a tradition interrupted by former President Donald Trump. Proof of full vaccination and mask-wearing were required at the event.