The HALO Awards celebrate those who give back to their communities. According to Nickelodeon.com, the event is "celebrating the amazing work of some of the most inspiring teens, but we're flipping the script and bringing in Hollywood's biggest stars to honor them." The people who are nominated all receive prize money to continue working on their efforts. The show is also supposed to prove that it's not just adults who make a change.
Chance the Rapper, Charlie XCX, Die Antwoord, Halsey, Lupita Nyong’o, legendary supermodel Iman, Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson all in attendance. Hosted at Pier 36, enlisting Jean-Paul Goude as creative director and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and a cast of dancers to give the show the feeling of an art-school pep rally.