The Hollywood Walk of Fame is about to get some new additions, as the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced on Thursday that 35 stars will be added next year.
A statement from the selection committee chair and Walk of Famer, Vin Di Bona reads:
“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This year’s choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognize the talents of 35 artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood.
“Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who’ve touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories.”
Julia Roberts, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Octavia Spencer and Mahershala Ali are among the Motion Picture category, alongside costume designer Ruth E. Carter and even the superhero character, Batman.
In the television category, Andy Cohen, Christina Applegate, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw, Laurence Fishburne, Terry Crews, Cindy Crawford, Kathie Lee Gifford, in addition to late comedian Andy Kaufman, will also receive stars on the walk of fame in 2020.
Alicia Keys, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Elvis Costello, Bobby Rydell, and the late Muddy Waters, as well as a handful of other recording artists, will be honoured for their contributions in music.
Only two stars are being added for the theatre and live performance category, with comedian Dave Chappelle and Pose star Billy Porter making the cut.
NPR host and award-winning radio journalist Susan Stamburg is the lone recipient to receive a star in the radio category.
Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies, the committee said in a press release. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee.
Dates have not been scheduled for the star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule ceremonies from the date of selection.