The HFPA Announces Host, Presenters for the Annual Grants Banquet

August 2, 2018
Presenters and Host of the 2018 Grants Banquet

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced today the presenters for the HFPA’s Annual Grants Banquet, taking place at The Beverly Hilton on Aug. 9.  William H. Macy will host the event, and presenters will include Alfonso Cuaron, Alfre Woodard, Amber Heard, Charlize Theron, Chris Messina, Christian Slater, Cody Fern, Connie Britton, Cynthia Erivo, Jason Reitman, Jennifer Garner, Joey King, John Cho, John David Washington, Lena Waithe, Nia Long, Rami Malek, Regina King, Billy Porter, Dakota Fanning, Dick Van Dyke, Jason Bateman,  MJ Rodriguez and Steve Carell. The event marks the biggest charitable evening of the year for the HFPA as the organization makes donations and awards grants, amounting to more than $30 million over the past 25 years.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to welcome a slate of accomplished artists to join us at the Annual Grants Banquet,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “From the very beginning, giving back has been a mission of the HFPA, and we look forward to continuing this tradition.”

For more than 25 years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group most well-known for producing the Golden Globe Awards®, has donated over $30 million to entertainment related charities, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts. Licensing fees obtained from the Awards show has allowed the HFPA to support over 60 nonprofits focused on education in film and television, film preservation, journalistic organizations committed to freedom of speech, as well as organizations that support natural disaster relief and other international and humanitarian crises such as the International Rescue Committee (IRC), FilmAid International, The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, and Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).