The announcement has been made for the addition of new stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame for 2013.
Marg Helgenberger, who received her own star in January 2012 and the well-known Catherine Willows of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), revealed the names of 24 honourees on Friday at the very first live press conference held at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in the Oscar Room of Hollywood.
Walk of Fame, the world’s most iconic and famous symbol of stardom which is considered an immense mark of respect in the showbiz, is a sidewalk alongside Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
The honourees from the motion picture include Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, James Franco, Ron Howard and Helen Mirren among other recipients of the honour from the motion picture category. Rick Baker, who brought his make-up skills in the limelight through Star Wars, the Men in Black series and Tropic Thunder, is also included in this category. The list of motion picture honourees is comparatively shorter than it was the previous year.
On the contrary, the list of television category is comparatively more than it was last year. Television stars, like Bryan Cranston, Simon Baker, Jane Lynch, Matthew Perry, Katey Sagal and Ellen DeGeneres are included in the list.
From the recording category, the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block are among the musicians selected for this credit along with Jennifer Hudson, Jane’s Addiction, Thalia, Luther Vandross (posthumous), Janis Joplin (posthumous) and Usher Raymond IV.
Olympia Dukakis and Penn & Teller were selected for live performance/theatre, where as radio recipients include “Shotgun Tom” Kelly and Steve Harvey.
The category of fictional characters did not make it to the Hollywood Walk of Fame 2013.
No date has yet been declared for placing of the stars.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2012.