Actor Dean Cain, center, appeared at the American Veterans Center Honors on Saturday. (American Veterans Center)

The American Veterans Center Honors on Saturday night was kind of like the Oscars (awards and tuxes!), only with a few fewer actors and a lot more patriotism.

The event, which will air Nov. 15 on Reelz and the Armed Forces Network, was taped in front of an audience at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington and included a roster of famous faces (including actors Dean Cain and Tom Sizemore in person, plus video appearances by the likes of Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen) doling out awards to vets, including former Librarian of Congress James Billington and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

“These men and women, they are the real-life heroes,” Cain said. “And it’s an honor to be here.”