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THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL GRANTS BANQUET ON AUGUST 2 

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ANTHONY MACKIE, ARMIE HAMMER, AVA DUVERNAY, BILLY BOB THORNTON, BOB ODENKIRK, CHADWICK BOSEMAN, CHRISSY METZ, DYLAN MINNETTE, ELISABETH MOSS, JENNIFER GARNER, KATHERINE LANGFORD, KATHRYN HAHN, KUMAIL NANJIANI, MARK HAMILL, PATRICK STEWART, ROBERT PATTINSON, AND STAN LEE TO PRESENT AT THE BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL

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HOLLYWOOD, CA. (July 24, 2017) – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced today that Chelsea Handler will host the HFPA’s Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Aug. 2. Presenters will include Anthony Mackie, Armie Hammer, Ava DuVernay, Billy Bob Thornton, Bob Odenkirk, Chadwick Boseman, Chrissy Metz, Dylan Minnette, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Kathryn Hahn, Kumail Nanjiani, and Robert Pattinson. Tony Award nominee Keala Settle will give a special live performance.

“We are delighted to welcome Chelsea Handler as the host of this year’s annual Grants Banquet,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “Not only is she a wonderful comedian, but she’s also a socially conscious and outspoken activist.  With her help, we will continue the   HFPA’s mission of opening doors for underrepresented students, preserving the rich history of television and film, and ushering in the next generation of storytellers and artists.”

In a single evening, the HFPA will present more than $2.6 million in funds to nonprofit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs. For more than 25 years, the HFPA has committed nearly $30 million in grants, provided more than 1,500 scholarships and helped restore over 90 titles. The mission of the HFPA’s Charitable Trust is to foster education, diversity and creative expression in art and film through a variety of programs and special grants. Through the annual Grants Banquet, the HFPA will continue to provide funds and resources to institutions and people that need it most.

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