The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Isan Elba, daughter of Idris Elba, as its 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador. She will assist with the distributing of trophies during the 2019 Golden Globe Awards ceremony and work with a nonprofit organization to raise awareness for the cause of her choosing.
“I feel honored to hold this title and use this role to not only further educate people on the work of the HFPA, but also shine a light on issues that I care about,” said Elba.
“Mental health, specifically among African Americans and my peers in particular, is something I really want to be more vocal about,” added Isan Elba. “There’s this perceived stigma and I’ve seen friends struggle. We need to empower young people to not be afraid to ask for help.”
The HFPA changed the title of the honorary position last year from Miss Golden Globe to Golden Globe Ambassador, seeking to make the position more gender-neutral. The position is given to the child of a well-known actor. Simone Garcia Johnson, daughter of Dwayne Johnson, served as ambassador at last year’s Golden Globes.
The 2019 Golden Globes will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 6, 2019 and will air live on NBC.
Golden Globes: From Jeff Bezos to Jennifer Aniston, How the Heavyweights Partied (Photos)
The Golden Globes had plenty of celebrities, but the real decision makers -- the buyers, bosses and big shots -- celebrated the big event, too. See what they were up to.
A summit between prestige TV and a titan of our era (who also does prestige TV) as HBO's Richard Plepler and Jeff Bezos linked up on the floor of the Golden Globes ceremony.
Ted Sarandos's Netflix also fights in the prestige TV heavyweight division. Jennifer Aniston joined "big red's" party at the Waldorf Astoria after the show.
I caught NBC Entertainment Chiefs Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke taking a selfie together on the red carpet. I asked them if we are going to be doing the Golden Globes this early next year, which would be Jan. 6, 2019. "We don't know yet," Salke said. "Good question, good question," Greenblatt added. Stay tuned.
Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer embraces Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara at the AFI Awards luncheon on Friday, Jan. 5. Meyer's Focus Features would net one Globe via Gary Oldman's performance in "Darkest Hour."
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Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley (left) and "Darkest Hour" director Joe Wright celebrated the film at an intimate gathering at the Chateau Marmont on Friday night before the show. Leonardo DiCaprio hosted the event.
Across the street on Sunset, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins hosted a Globes-eve mixer for their nominees.
The hopefuls included William H. Macy, Frankie Shaw and Kyle MacLachlan -- who was nominated for "Twin Peaks" 27 years after he won for the same role back in 1991.
Leslie Moonves (left) accepted The Party Report's congratulations on the big return of CBS' "The Amazing Race" at Lynn Hischberg (center) and W Magazine's "Best Performances" party at the Chateau Marmont. "It’s back and the numbers were great,” Moonves said before ducking out with his wife and CBS star Julie Chen.
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TheWrap's Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman poses with ICM Partners Managing Partner Chris Silbermann at the agency's first ever Globes-eve party at Poppy.
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On that same night across town at Milk Studios, serial entrepreneur Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra (far right) co-hosted Sean Penn's J/P HRO gala. Emilia Clarke was one of the featured guests.
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AFI alum and "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins pinch hit for Cicely Tyson by giving the closing toast at Friday's AFI Awards when weather grounded Tyson on the east coast. Here, she shows off her certificate with American Film Institute President and CEO Bob Gazzale.
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After the Globes on Sunday night, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Creator/Executive Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino lent her trophy to Amazon Studios' Head of Casting, Donna Rosenstein.
Quietly lost in the tenor of the Globes telecast was Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna's on-stage announcement that the org would be donating $2 million to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Committee to Protect Journalists. Here, Tatna (in Anamika Khanna) poses with HBO's talent and publicity wizard, Nancy Lesser.
Brian Lourd, MacKenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos chat at Milk Studios for Sean Penn's event on Saturday night. CAA was one of the sponsors.
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Sarandos, Netflix's VP of Original Series Cindy Holland, and Jason Bateman have done many of these awards show nights together over the past few years.
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On another point of the streaming tech giant triopoly, Amazon recruited Mark and Samantha Ronson to play its post-show bash. Attendees included Matt Damon, Amazon Studios' Head of Motion Pictures Jason Ropell, Head of Amazon Studios Albert Cheng and Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn.
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"The Handmaid's Tale" producers Warren Littlefield and Bruce Miller, scarily good actress Ann Dowd, Hulu SVP of Content Craig Erwich, and Hulu Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman enjoyed the drama's second straight awards show victory night. Season two arrives in April.
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The night before, Miller was the guest of honor at ICM's party. Here, he's flanked by agent Hrishi Desai, ICM Founding Partner Ted Chervin, and Chris von Goetz.
"Fargo" Executive Producer John Cameron, EP/Writer/Showrunner/Director Noah Hawley, David Thewlis and Ewan McGregor finally got a much deserved win for Season 3 at the Globes. Without his character's sickening sneer, the villainous Thewlis is barely recognizable.
For more of the starry scene across Los Angeles on Golden Globes weekend, check out some of the pre-parties over at this link: