Yesterday was the World Premiere of Star Wars The Force Awakens in Los Angeles. The youtube channel of Star Wars has posted the video of their live coverage, you can see it below it lasts 1h47min:
Before showing the movie to the people who were at TLC Chinese theater for the premiere, JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy both pronounced a beautiful speech thanking George Lucas:
“It has been said, but it can’t be said nearly enough, that none of us would be here tonight except for one man, George Lucas, from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of everyone involved in this film – thank you, sir.” – JJ Abrams
“It’s a real privilege to make movies and everyone involved in The Force Awakens knows how lucky we’ve been to carry forward this incredible legacy that George [Lucas] began almost 40 years ago.” – Kathleen Kennedy
You can see more about what they said here.