LOS ANGELES (AP) – Spike Lee’s daughter and son have been selected as ambassadors for the Golden Globes to assist at the awards ceremony.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Tuesday morning that Sutchell and Jackson Lee would assume ambassador roles for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards in February.
Satchell, 26, and Jackson, 23, are the first siblings of color to hold the position. Jackson is the first black male ambassador.
Both attributed their maturity to their filmmaker father and mother, Tony Lewis Lee, who is a film and television producer.
“We are proud to carry on our father’s legacy of storytelling to attract the attention of communities close to our hearts,” said Satchel Lee, who was the creative director of DRØME, a queer and intersectional arts and culture magazine.
Sutchell chose to partner with Colon-Lord, an organization that helps healthcare in New York City with LGBTia + communities. Jackson is partnering with Big Brother Big Sisters, a volunteer-supported mentoring network.
“As a visionary creative, my dad taught Satchel and me the importance of entertainment as a cultural catalyst for change,” he said.
Colon-Lorde and Big Brothers Big Sisters will each receive a grant from HFPA for $ 25,000 made on behalf of Lease.
Satchel said choosing Calan-Lord and the organization’s healthcare initiative was important to him to “support the LGBT + community, because this is my community.” Whatever I do, I just want to give back to the people and communities that have given me so much. ”
Jackson said that he chose Big Brothers Big Sisters in an effort to mentor the people his father guided him.
“My father made me change my life,” he said. “Being able to give someone else a chance and being younger than me, is a type of paying forward. Looks like I have to do a duty. “
An ambassador is traditionally the child of a celebrity who assists with award presentations, handing out trophies to the winners and taking them off the stage.
Past ambassadors include Pierce Brosnan’s son Dylan and Paris Brosnan, Idris Elba’s daughter Isan Elba and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter Simone Garcia.
The Golden Globes ceremony will be held on February 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The show honors achievements in film and television.