28 November, 2022

The Earthshot Prize Awards this Friday in Boston.


In 1962, the Moonshit' was a challenge set by President John F. Kennedy to reach the seemingly impossible goal of landing a man on the moon within ten years.  Inspired by this stunning achievement, Prince William established The Earthshot Prize to uncover and scale the innovative solutions that will repair our planet within the next ten years.

They are partnering with the John F. Kennedy Foundation to bring The Earthshot Prize to Boston, the birthplace of President Kennedy himself, to celebrate not only the 2022 Winners and Finalists but also the city’s own ongoing transformation towards sustainability.

Broadcaster and podcaster Clara Amfo is returning for a second year to co-host the Awards alongside actor, director and producer Daniel Dae Kim.

Clara Amfo said: “What an honour to return for a second time to host The Earthshot Prize awards, this time from America! I was so inspired by last year’s Winners, and I’m looking forward to celebrating and sharing the incredible work of the 2022 Finalists with the world.”

Daniel Dae Kim said: “I’m honoured to be co-hosting this year’s Earthshot Prize. The ground-breaking, innovative work of the 2022 Finalists leaves me inspired and hopeful that we can solve the significant challenges facing us today. Whether it’s taking care of our planet or healing our communities, each of us can and must step up to do our part. Thank you to this year’s Finalists for leading the way.”

The five Earthshot Prize Winners will be announced by a stellar cast including The Princess of Wales, Rami Malek, Catherine O'Hara and Shailene Woodley.

Rami Malek said: “The fifteen Finalists of this year’s Earthshot Prize are deeply inspiring. They are dedicating their lives to building solutions that will repair our planet, and I can’t wait to present an award to one of the incredible Winners for 2022.”

The Awards will feature unforgettable performances from Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish, Chloe and Halle Bailey and Ellie Goulding.

Annie Lennox said: “The urgent need to protect and restore our Earth’s damaged environmental systems is essential for future survival. The objective of The Earthshot Prize is powerful in terms of building a ‘Waste-Free World’ and ‘Reviving Our Oceans.’ I’m therefore honoured to lend my voice in support of this ambitious mission.”

Ellie Goulding said: “I am a big supporter of the Prince of Wales’ passion for the environment and share in The Earthshot Prize’s mission to protect and restore our planet. I am particularly excited for viewers around the world to learn about the innovative solutions presented by this year’s cohort of Finalists.”

Renowned historian Sir David Attenborough will also feature, as will The Prince of Wales who will deliver remarks at the end of the ceremony.

The ceremony will air on Sunday, December 4 at 5:30pm GMT on BBC and will begin streaming from The Earthshot Prize YouTube channel later that evening. In the U.S., it will begin streaming at 2:00pm EST on Monday, December 5 on PBS.org and the PBS App and at 8:00pm EST on the PBS YouTube channel.

Across Africa, the ceremony will premiere on Multichoice channels on Monday, December 5 at 17:00 WAT. PBS will also broadcast the event on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00pm EST (check local listings). (All times subject to change).

The Earthshot Prize: Urgent Optimism & Action to Repair the Planet