Hugh Jackman paid tribute to his mother-in-law at a cancer charity gala dinner on Tuesday (29Oct13).

The Wolverine actor chaired Australian charity Gabrielle's Angel Foundation's annual Angel Ball In New York, where his wife's mother Fay Duncan was a guest of honour.

Duncan was praised for her work as chairman of the Fight Cancer foundation and Jackman took to to express his pride, writing, "Tonight we honor Mama, Fay Duncan and The Fight Cancer Foundation... Honored for her hard work... the best mother-in law."