Satchel and Jackson Lee, the daughter and son of Hollywood filmmaker Spike Lee, will function ambassadors for 2021 Golden Globes ceremony.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker shares Satchel, 26, and Jackson, 23, along with his spouse, producer Tonya Lewis Lee. The couple had been married in 1993.
They are the primary siblings of color to be named Globes ambassadors. Jackson is the primary Black male ambassador.
As per the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the award ceremony yearly, the ambassadors will help with duties throughout the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony and work to boost consciousness round philanthropic causes of their selecting.
Satchel has chosen Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre, which gives healthcare and associated providers focused to LGBTQ neighborhood in New York.
“This yr has illuminated simply how disproportionately Black and brown individuals and the LGBTQ+ communities are affected by pre-existing situations, so it is an honour for me to have the ability to shine a highlight on the heroic medical doctors and nurses at Callen-Lorde who work tirelessly to look after among the most weak individuals in New York City,” he stated.
Jackson has chosen the mentoring community Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“Having my dad as a mentor impressed me to decide on Big Brothers Big Sisters, a charity constructed upon the muse that forming optimistic, intergenerational relationships can have a profound affect on younger lives,” Jackson stated.
Both organisations — Callen-Lorde Community Health Centre and Big Brothers Big Sisters — will obtain a grant from the HFPA for USD 25,000, totalling USD 50,000 donated on the Lees’ behalf.
Ali Sar, President of the HFPA, stated the organisation is proud to welcome Satchel and Jackson as Golden Globe Ambassadors.
Akin to their esteemed filmmaker father identified for his uncompromising and provocative storytelling, Satchel and Jackson have already begun to blaze their very own paths within the arts.
“We are honoured to see how they’re going to use this platform to raise the essential problems with LGBTQIA+ well being and youth mentorship,” he added.
The annual Golden Globes ceremony, to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, might be held on February 28.