Actress Ashley Judd was in Washington, D.C. on Sunday (20Jan13) to honour wounded troops as host of the 2013 All American Ball.

The Double Jeopardy star turned the spotlight on servicemen at the fifth annual ceremony, which was held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in conjunction with U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration.

At the gala, Judd helped recognise the guests of honour and handed out trophies to those who have made great sacrifices for their country.

Taking to her page after event, Judd tweeted, "Best ball, hands down! All American Ball, honoring some of our astonishing wounded warriors. Thank you for having me and letting me speak."