Sosie Bacon, the daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, has been named this year’s Miss Golden Globe.
The annual honoree — who can also be Mr. Golden Globe, by the way — is traditionally the son or daughter of a celebrity (usually a celeb couple) who assists in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards. Bacon follows in the footsteps of several celebs’ progeny who have gone on to have careers, including Rumer Willis, Laura Dern and Miss Anastasia Steele herself — Dakota Johnson.
Though her parents apparently weren’t too keen on her acting, Sosie – now 21 – debuted on the bigscreen at age 10 in the movie “Loverboy,” which was directed by her father, playing a younger version of her mother in a flashback. She was also on her mom’s show, “The Closer,” playing her mom’s character’s niece.
Press release below:
SOSIE BACON NAMED MISS GOLDEN GLOBE 2014
BY HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
Daughter of Golden Globe® Award Winners Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
HOLLYWOOD, CA, November 21, 2013 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has selected actress Sosie Bacon as Miss Golden Globe 2014 for the 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards. HFPA President Theo Kingma made the announcement this evening with the help of 2013 Miss Golden Globe Francesca Eastwood at the first party of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards Season, hosted by the HFPA and InStyle. The star-studded event was held at Fig and Olive in West Hollywood and was presented by Aquafina Flavorsplash.
“I am delighted to have Sosie Bacon continue the tradition and have her be our 2014 Miss Golden Globe,” said Kingma. “As we all know, she comes from a very talented family and this gets us one degree closer to Kevin Bacon.”
“I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for naming me this year’s Miss Golden Globe. As a young actress who is just beginning my career, it is truly an honor to be a part of such a special night in film and television. I can only hope to continue the legacy and tradition of Miss Golden Globe by following in the footsteps of my predecessors.”
Chosen by the HFPA, Miss Golden Globe is traditionally the child of a well-known celebrity and assists during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. The 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Previous Miss/Mister Golden Globe honorees include Francesca Eastwood (daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher), Sam Fox (son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan), Rainey Qualley (daughter of Andie MacDowell), Gia Mantegna (daughter of Joe Mantegna), Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis), Laura Dern (daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern), Joely Fisher (daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher), Melanie Griffith (daughter of Tippi Hedren), Freddie Prinze Jr. (son of Freddie Prinze) and Mavis Spencer (daughter of Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer). A full list of previous honorees may be found at www.goldenglobes.org/miss_
Sosie Bacon is the daughter of Globe Award winners Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
Bacon made her acting debut at the age of 11 in the film Lover Boy, where she played the younger version of her mother’s character “Emily.” Sosie also played the role of “Charlie” in TNT’s hit series The Closer and can next be seen in the independent film Off Season directed by Robert Cole. Sosie currently resides in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please follow her on Twitter (@realsosiebacon) and Instagram (sosiebacon).
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Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $18 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.goldenglobes.org, and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes
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