Walk of Fame 2011 Selection
THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WALK OF FAME COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES
NEW WALK OF FAME RECIPIENTS FOR 2011
HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 17, 2010 —A new group of entertainment professionals in motion pictures, television, live theater, and recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 14, 2010 and ratified by the Chamber's Board of Directors.
The Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2011 are:
MOTION PICTURES: Penelope Cruz, Bruce Dern, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Ed Harris, The Muppets, Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon.
TELEVISION: Danny DeVito, Tina Fey, Simon Fuller, Neil Patrick Harris, John Langley, Ed O’Neill, John Wells, and Oprah Winfrey.
RECORDING: Melissa Etheridge, Los Tigres Del Norte, Rascal Flatts, Go-Go’s, Slash, Will i. Am, and Bebe & Cece Winans.
Posthumous: Buddy Holly and Louis Prima
LIVE PERFORMANCE/THEATRE: Joe Mantegna
“It was not an easy job to winnow down the extra large number of nominations this year to reach these 30 names,” said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee, “and many deserving names were left for future consideration. But the placement of stars for these famous celebrities will give fans and tourists some fun and exciting close encounters next year, such as a rare family dedication, when three stars will be placed during the same ceremony for actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd and their daughter Laura Dern. Next year will be another exhilarating year on Hollywood Boulevard.”
DATES HAVE NOT BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THESE STARS. RECIPIENTS HAVE FIVE YEARS TO SCHEDULE CEREMONIES FROM DATE OF SELECTION OR THEY EXPIRE.
CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING STAR CEREMONIES:
Hollywoodchamber.net, WalkofFame.com, Hollywood Walk of Fame on Facebook or follow on twitter at WOFstargirl
We will post a 2011 Walk of Fame Nomination for next year when we're ready to receive nominations again.
Nomination applications can be obtained by downloading the link below or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Walk of Fame Committee
c/o Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028
The Walk of Fame includes five categories:
- Motion Pictures
- Live Theatre/Performance
All Nominations must include the following documents with the application:
- Photo of the nominee
- Brief bio of nominee – no more than 5 pages
- Nominee’s qualifications
- List of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation
- Letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management
The committee will select approximately 12-15 names for insertion into the Walk. Nomination of an individual or group must be approved by the Walk of Fame Committee, sometimes requiring several annual nominations before a nominee is selected to receive a star. The ten to fifteen most qualified artists nominated are eligible for a star to be installed in the Walk during the subsequent year. Those not selected for the current year are requested to resubmit for the following nomination period.
The criteria for receiving a star consists of the following: professional achievement, longevity of five years or more, contributions to the community and the guarantee that the celebrity will attend the dedication ceremony if selected.
Posthumous awards require a five-year waiting period.
After the Walk of Fame Committee has made its selections, the Chamber’s Board of Directors also vote to approve the star and then for a final vote, the names are submitted to the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Public Works Department.
All honorees must be approved by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the decisions of which are final and entirely within the Chamber’s Discretion. Nomination and selection procedures, forms, and qualifications are guidelines only, entirely within the Chamber’s discretion, and are subject to change at any time, without notice.
Special Rules for Performing Duos and Groups:
The current owner(s) of a performing duo or group name must consent in writing to the nomination before it will be considered. The names of all group members, past and present, must be included on the nomination form. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to condition award and installation of any star honoring a duo or group on its discretionary satisfaction with the sponsor’s arrangements regarding honorees and the installation ceremony.
All Nomination Forms must be submitted by Friday, May 28, 2010 at Noon to be considered in June 2010 Selection Meeting
After reading FAQ, if you still have any questions, please email Ana Martinez.
Or you can call 323-469-8311 and ask for Ana Martinez.
Hollywood citizens and tourists alike look forward to each dedication ceremony with eager anticipation.
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Often portrayed as America’s sexiest actor, Kevin Costner’s talent is what has truly guided him through his immensely successful career. An actor, producer and director, Costner gave bus tours of the stars homes in Hollywood before landing his first role in THE BIG CHILL although his scenes eventually made their way to the cutting room floor. He has gone on to appear in over thirty films spanning the last two decades. His most credited film, DANCES WITH WOLVES, won him numerous awards, including the Oscar® for Best Director and Best Picture in 1991. Charity: Haven House-a home for victims of domestic violence.
- Dances with Wolves (1990)
- 1991 Won Academy Award—Best Director
- 1991 Won Academy Award—Best Picture
- 1991 Nominated Academy Award—Best Actor in a Leading Role
- 1992 Nominated BAFTA Film Award—Best Actor, Best Direction, Best Film
- 1991 Won Silver Berlin Bear—Outstanding Single Achievement
- 1991 Nominated Golden Berlin Bear
- 1991 Won DGA Award—Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
- 1991 Won Golden Globe—Best Director – Motion Picture
- 1991 Nominated Golden Globe—Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
- 1990 Won National Board Review—Best Director
- 1991 Won Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award
- 1991 Won Bronze Wrangler-Western Heritage Award—Theatrical Motion Picture
- JFK (1991)
- 1992 Nominated Golden Globe—Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
- 1992 Nominated MTV Movie Awards—Best Male Performance
- 1992 Nominated MTV Movie Awards—Best On-Screen Duo
- 1992 Nominated MTV Movie Awards—Most Desirable Male
- The Bodyguard (1992)
- 1993 Nominated MTV Movie Awards—Best Male Performer
- 1993 Nominated MTV Movie Awards—Best On-Screen Duo
- 1993 Nominated MTV Movie Awards—Most Desirable Male
- Tin Cup (1996)
- 1997 Nominated Golden Globe—Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
- Message in a Bottle (1999)
- 2000 Nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award—Favorite Actor – Drama/Romance
- 1988 Won Golden Apple—Male Star of the Year
- 1990 Won Hasty Pudding Theatricals—Man of the Year
- 1992 Won People’s Choice Award—Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor
- 1993 Won People’s Choice Award—Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor