In Memoriam: Jorge Camara, HFPA President

by HFPA April 25, 2020
Jorge Camara, HFPA president

Jorge Camara at the 1986 Golden Globes.

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It is with great sadness that we must share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague Jorge Cámara. Jorge was president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association multiple times (1978-80, 1984-86, 2007-09) and held many other posts in our association. He came to Los Angeles as a young man from his native Mérida, Mexico, going on to a distinguished career in journalism, including working as a critic for La Opinión and presenting Primer Impacto, the entertainment news show on Univision. He joined the HFPA in 1965. He also served as president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as well and being a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Jorge was a familiar face to any journalist who covered the Golden Globe awards through the years, a beloved fixture of the press room where he presided over winners’ press questions with grace, humor, and style. He shall be missed by all of us.