The top 10 CNN Heroes of the year were honored December 2 during a star-studded gala at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. See how the night unfolded, from the red carpet arrivals to the much-anticipated announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year.
Blog curated by Steve Krakauer, Kyle Almond and Dorrine Mendoza, with help from JD Cargill on the red carpet.
Congrats to 2012 CNN Hero of the Year Pushpa Basnet! She’s the second Nepalese woman to win the honor. Anuradha Koirala was the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year.
"This is for my children, and this is for my country Nepal," she said in her acceptance speech. "Thank you so much everybody who voted for me and who believed in my dream."
Full story from the show
Basnet's profile story: Pulling children out of Nepal's prisons
Photo gallery: Pushpa Basnet
That's a wrap for the CNN Heroes live blog. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
congratulation Puspa didiSushila AdhikariDec 2, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Congratulations to all the heroes! They are all fueled by love for humanity. Inspirational stories!Clara RicoDec 2, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Congratulations Pushpa Basnet!!! you again made all of us proud....Abhishek UpadhyayaDec 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Such a beautiful show. #cnnheroes Karoline140Dec 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM
congratulation puspa ! you are the proud of Nepal.Humnath BhandariDec 2, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Congratulations to 2012 CNNHero Puspa Basnet..You make us Proud.. :)crazieutsabDec 2, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Congratulations Puspa, It's great achievement what you did for the Nepalese Children.Bharat PariyarDec 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Congrats to CNN for organizing such a great show...Wonderful way to start a week! Well deserved everyone...You all are awesome!YogeshDec 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Congratulations Pusha di! You make Nepal proud... Keep up the good work...........ausnepaliDec 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM
congratulation all the cnn heros and Anderson cooper with entire team of cnn for such outstanding and moving showShanta PradhanDec 2, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Congratulations to Pushpa Basnet for being CNNHero. Congratulation to all beautiful people doing wonderful work for the less fortuned to create a better world and making diffrences!jbaraDec 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Congrats Pushpa for being recognized as CNN Hero for 2012. And to all who are making a difference in the lives of others, please keep up the great work....Sullayman KamaraDec 2, 2012 at 11:29 PM
congratulation pushpa basnet .you are real hero for child and nepal.Yabindra GurungDec 2, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Well done Puspha Basnet!!.you really deserved this. Thanks for your benevolent efforts and keep on inspiring millions of people around the world !KarSherpaDec 2, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Congratulations Pushpa Basnet, a real hero! We are proud of you!!!Giri JoshiDec 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM