By Natasha

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The TIME 100 Most Influential People Gala went down last night in NYC, and the biggest influencers in the world–amongst 5 categories–were honored for their traditional and non-traditional contributions to the world.

Check out Lee Daniels, Naomi Campbell, Misty Copeland, Laverne Cox and more inside…

Between “Empire” and Oscar winning films, Lee Daniels is winning. Since he was named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2015, he was invited to the Gala at Jazz at the Lincoln Center and brought his mom Clara Watson as his date. Sweet!

“Orange Is The New Black” star and fellow honoree Laverne Cox shimmered in an emerald gown and posed it up with Lee.

And the “Empire” creator and writer snapped a few pics with Kim Kardashian West. We wouldn’t be surprised if she pops up on Season 2….we all know Lee loves a name more than talent sometimes.

Laverne and Naomi Campbell, looking stunning in all white, also posed it up with Kim.

The gorgeous and flawless Misty Copeland twirled into the gala as one of TIME’s cover subjects and Most Influential. The prima ballerina is looking like perfection in her full skirted ball gown.

Naomi partied hard–likey to Kanye’s performance–after hitting the red carpet.

The Wests chopped it up with Gayle King and Mia and Ronan Farrow.

Speaking of Kanye, it seems he’s jumping the reportedly sinking Tidal ship after standing tall and proud on stage with big bro Jay Z recently during it reveal. On the heels of the CEO stepping down and a good amount of employees getting the pink slip, Kanye’s tweets about the Tidal company have mysteriously disappeared.

We would have loved to hear this convo between ‘Ye, who is one of TIME’s cover subjects, and Martha Stewart.

Bradley Cooper and TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs.

‘Ye didn’t say no to the us-ies last night.

NBC’s and MSNBC’s Tamron Hall was a lady in red last night.

Looking good Gayle.

And Melody Hobson–who also made the list–posed it up with husband George Lucas.

Congrats to the honorees!

Photos: Getty

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