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Aly Semigran
December 06, 2011 AT 05:22 PM EST

Typically an assortment of so many A-list stars in one place can only mean one thing in Hollywood: an awards ceremony. (That, or Garry Marshall just made another ensemble comedy about a holiday nobody likes.) And while an award was given out at Trevor Live (to none other than Lady Gaga) over the weekend at the Hollywood Palladium, celebrities convened for a much greater cause: to raise money and awareness for The Trevor Project an organization that provides “crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.” Just a few names in attendance: Amy Poehler, Neil Patrick Harris, Queen Latifah, Zachary Quinto, and Amber Heard.

EW was on the scene for the star-studded fund-raiser and caught up with a few of the celebrities on hand on the red carpet. Check out the photos, as well as what some stars, like Darren Criss, Kris Allen, and event guest-director Adam Shankman, had to say about the night:

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Adam Shankman: “I am humbled and honored by [this.] I would say by and large everyone in the show is my friend. I was just grateful so many good people had the date open and were willing to come out … I do too many of these things as an audience member and they can get a little boring. Great cause, boring show because you usually get too many speeches and a few performances. I’m taking my cue from the Grammys and making it all about performances and a couple of speeches. Because everyone in there knows what the problems are, what the Trevor Project does and everyone in there is already a supporter, so I figure we might as well show them a good time and hope that encourages them to donate even more.”

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