Golden Globe Moment: Laura Dern, Miss Golden Globe 1982

by Elisa Leonelli January 15, 2019
Laura Dern, Miss Golden Globe 1982

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Laura Dern, daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, was chosen as Miss Golden Globe at age 15, for the 39th awards to be held on Saturday January 30, 1982 at the Beverly Hilton hotel. 
Traditionally, starting in 1963, the daughter, and occasionally the son (John Clark Gable in 1995), of Hollywood actors are selected every year by the HFPA board as Miss or Mr. Golden Globe to help presenters hand out trophies. Other choices were Melanie Griffith, daughter of Tippi Hedren, in 1989, and Dakota Johnson, her daughter with Don Johnson, in 2015.
Starting with the 75th anniversary ceremonies in 2018, the name was changed to Golden Globe Ambassador, to make it gender neutral.
Laura Dern was nominated seven times and won four Golden Globes.