Anita Hill, Bob Woodward and three Saudi Arabian dissidents were among those honored at the annual gala hosted by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.

Hill, best known for testifying in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, was celebrated Tuesday night as an inspiration for the #MeToo movement. Woodward was praised for his Watergate reporting and long history of investigative journalism. PEN gave its Freedom to Write Award to the activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan, all whom are currently facing trial in Saudi Arabia for their advocacy of women’s rights.

The gala was held at the American Museum of Natural History, with John Oliver serving as host. Presenters included Lupita Nyong’o, who introduced Hill, and historian Robert Caro, who preceded Woodward.

PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward, left, poses with fellow journalist and author Carl Bernstein at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward, left, poses with fellow journalist and author Carl Bernstein at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and author Preet Bharara poses holding a sign in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and author Preet Bharara poses holding a sign in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan, left, Walid Al-Hathloul, Lina Al-Hathloul and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan, left, Walid Al-Hathloul, Lina Al-Hathloul and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN publisher award recipient Richard Robinson, left, PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN publisher award recipient Richard Robinson, left, PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan, left, PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan, left, PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan, left, PEN publisher award recipient Richard Robinson, Hilaria Baldwin, Alec Baldwin and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN America president Jennifer Egan, left, PEN publisher award recipient Richard Robinson, Hilaria Baldwin, Alec Baldwin and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill poses holding a sign in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill poses holding a sign in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward, right, poses with fellow journalist and author Carl Bernstein at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward, right, poses with fellow journalist and author Carl Bernstein at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin pose holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin pose holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Alec Baldwin, left, chats with PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Alec Baldwin, left, chats with PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Author Candace Bushnell attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Author Candace Bushnell attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Author Robert Caro, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women's rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Author Robert Caro, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together holding signs in support of jailed Saudi women’s rights activists Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul and Eman Al-Nafjan at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN publisher award recipient Richard Robinson, left, and Alec Baldwin pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
PEN publisher award recipient Richard Robinson, left, and Alec Baldwin pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)