Poker power couple Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly were on hand at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards this weekend so Tilly could present her ex-husband, Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons and well-known poker enthusiast, with the 2014 Valentine Davies Award. The award is in recognition of “humanitarian efforts and community service on behalf of writers.”
More pics after the jump.
In late 2012 Simon was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer and, while fighting, he has arranged for his vast Simpsons fortune to be given away to a variety of charities.
“The work of Sam Simon’s life has entertained and humbled us, in equal measure. And while this Guild has often honored his wit and skill, today we honor his generosity and love – his understanding that we are, in the end, all caretakers of each other. Sam has dedicated himself to the cause of at-risk animals and people who have no other protector. A friend to them, he has become an inspiration to us, his grateful colleagues,” said WGAW President Chris Keyser.
In this video we see, while Laak might headline a WSOP broadcast, he takes a step back as Tilly shines on the red carpet all on her own. That said, the couple look very cool under the hot lights of the flashing cameras.
Here’s the happy couple ready to go:
Sam Simon receives his award: