via press release:
HOLLYWOOD, CA, November 29, 2012 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has selected actress Francesca Eastwood as Miss Golden Globe 2013 for the 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards. HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly made the announcement this evening at the first party of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards Season, hosted by the HFPA and InStyle. The star-studded event was held at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood and was presented by vitaminwater® and the World Gold Council.
“Francesca comes from a very talented family and we are delighted to have her be our Miss Golden Globe,” said Takla-O’Reilly. “She is a budding actress and is a great addition as we celebrate the show’s 70th anniversary!”
“I am honored to have been chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press to be Miss Golden Globe of 2013,” said Francesca Eastwood. “I have watched the Golden Globes ceremonies since I was a little girl, and it means so much to me to be a part of one of Hollywood’s most illustrious events.”
Chosen by the HFPA, Miss Golden Globe is traditionally the child of a celebrity and assists during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. The 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2013, 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 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), Mavis Spencer (daughter of Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer), Gia Mantegna (daughter of Joe Mantegna) and last year’s Miss Golden Globe Rainey Qualley (daughter of Andie MacDowell). A full list of previous honorees may be found at http://www.goldenglobes.org/miss_golden_globe.
Francesca Eastwood is the daughter of multi-Golden Globe Award winner Clint Eastwood and actress Frances Fisher. Born into the world of acting, Francesca has been acting alongside her parents since she was a young girl. Her film credits include “True Crime” and “The Stars Fell on Henrietta”. She recently wrapped the first season of E!’s “Mrs. Eastwood and Company” starring alongside her step-mother, Dina Eastwood, her younger half-sister, Morgan Eastwood, and the South African band “Overtone”. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is enrolled at the University of Southern California.
The 70th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly is president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, EVP of Television at dick clark productions will executive-produce the special. Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production.
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About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
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 $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit http://www.goldenglobes.org, and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes) for exclusive celebrity videos and up to the minute Golden Globes news!
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