The newly single Gomez was being honored for her service to UNICEF, who she is the youngest-ever U.S. ambassador for.
Ethan Hawke, who co-stars with Selena on the upcoming film “Getaway” presented her with the Independent Spirit award. She thanked the women in the room in her emotional speed. She told the audience:
“I am so honored to be in a room full of women that I can only aspire to be as good as they are one day…I just want to share to all the girls out there that you have a voice…And just being true to who you are”
"Speechless... So many powerful women here tonight. So inspired." http://t.co/BBNGIZzP—
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) November 13, 2012
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber was just down the street performing at the Jay-Z’s newly opened Barclays Center. Hova (who looks to be on team Justin) was in the building watching the concert.
-AJ Gordon, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles