George and Amal Clooney look casually chic as they hold hands in New York after Albie Awards kickoff

George and Amal Clooney continue to show their love for each other.

The Oscar winner, 61, and the human rights attorney held hands as they exited their hotel in New York Friday, just days after celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary.

Amal, 44, looked casually chic in a pair of straight leg jeans, a loose fitting T-shirt and mustard yellow trench coat.

Love: George and Amal Clooney continue to show their love for each other. The Oscar winner, 61 and the human rights attorney held hands in New York Friday, just days after celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary

The Time Woman of the Year styled her dark tresses in loose waves, wore natural looking daytime makeup and large sunglasses.

George displayed his trim physique in a black golf shirt and jeans.

The Midnight Sky star donned neutral suede loafers and carried a black leather jacket.

Chic: Amal, 44, looked casually chic in a pair of straight leg jeans, a loose fitting T-shirt and mustard yellow trench coat.  George, 61, carried a black leather jacket as he displayed his trim physique in a black golf shirt and jeans

Chic: Amal, 44, looked casually chic in a pair of straight leg jeans, a loose fitting T-shirt and mustard yellow trench coat. George, 61, carried a black leather jacket as he displayed his trim physique in a black golf shirt and jeans

Thursday night, the glamorous pair hosted the very first Albie awards at the New York Public Library, in conjunction with their non-profit organization, The Clooney Foundation for Justice.

The event was billed as ‘an evening honoring courageous defenders of justice who are at great risk for what they do.’

The awards are named for South African justice Albie Sachs, and his efforts to end apartheid.

The justice was honored Thursday, along with Filipina journalist Maria Ressa, and several others who took a stand against human rights abuses.

Hosts: Thursday night, the glamorous pair hosted the very first Albie awards at the New York Public Library, in conjunction with their non-profit organization, The Clooney Foundation for Justice

Hosts: Thursday night, the glamorous pair hosted the very first Albie awards at the New York Public Library, in conjunction with their non-profit organization, The Clooney Foundation for Justice

A-list guests at the star-studded evening included Meryl Streep, Dua Lipa, Oscar Isaac, Bruce Springsteen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Simone Ashley, Phoebe Dynevor, Drew Barrymore, Jodi Turner Smith as well as longtime friend and Ticket to Ride co- star Julia Roberts, 54.

The CFJ provides free legal support to victims of human rights abuses, especially journalists, women and members of marginalized communities.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, George explained the importance of honoring those whose safety and freedom are at risk.

Besties: Also there were Randy Gerber and Cindy Crawford

Besties: Also there were Randy Gerber and Cindy Crawford

‘All of our awardees are at risk and I can’t think of a better reason to have an awards show than to try do draw attention to somebody and make it maybe a little bit harder to throw them in jail. ‘

Amal added, ‘For me, it’s an extension of what I can do as a lawyer, individually, but here we can do it at scale so it’s the same people I can take on as clients, victims of genocide, of Human Rights abuses, journalists who are locked up, but I can only represent a certain number as an individual lawyer.’

‘Through the foundation we’re now in more than 40 countries and it’s been amazing to see the response that we’ve gotten for tonight and in terms of all our allies… just people who want to do their part, and it works . ‘

Glamorous: The glamorous event included many Hollywood A-listers.  George and Amal took a moment to pose with event partner women's rights activist Charlotte Tilbury of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

Glamorous: The glamorous event included many Hollywood A-listers. George and Amal took a moment to pose with event partner women’s rights activist Charlotte Tilbury of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

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