Ben Affleck is a real-life Bruce Wayne. Last night at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards, his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-star Amy Adams presented him with the “Favorite Humanitarian” award.
“We are so pleased to honor Ben with the 2015 People’s Choice Humanitarian Award,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “This award has become an important part of our show. It highlights a different side of a celebrity and helps bring awareness to a cause that our audience can support.”
Affleck was chosen as this year’s recipient in recognition of his work with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), which he founded in 2010. ECI is both a grant-making and advocacy based organization that partners with the Congolese people to increase the quality and quantity of investments in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over the last five years, ECI has made grants and investments to support local solutions that create smart, effective and sustainable economic and social development opportunities. In partnership, ECI has worked to amplify Congolese voices and share with the world the abundance of proven community-based approaches that are key to creating a peaceful and vibrant society. To date, ECI has made investments to strengthen and revitalize DRC’s cocoa and coffee sectors, help reintegrate former child soldiers into society and address the health needs of woman and children.
Check out Amy Adams’ touching introduction and Ben Affleck’s acceptance speech in the video above.