WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Golden Globe season has officially begun with the crowning of aspiring actress Sosie Bacon, the daughter of Globe winners Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, as Miss Golden Globe 2014.
Chosen each year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Miss Golden Globe assists with the Globes ceremony and is typically the daughter of Hollywood celebrities. The outgoing recipient is Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher.
The announcement was made Thursday evening at a star-studded affair held at the tony West Hollywood restaurant Fig and Olive.
“As a young actress who is just beginning my career, it is truly an honor to be a part of such a special night in film and television,” said Sosie Bacon in a statement.
The Golden Globes will be presented Jan. 12.
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LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars.
“It reached the world,” the talk show host said of her well-received 2007 Oscarcast. “And I’m trying to get world peace. So, that’s my goal. My hope is by hosting the Academy Awards, right afterward, we have world peace.”
DeGeneres may have been exaggerating but there’s no overstating her enthusiasm for the upcoming March 2 gig.
“I know a lot of those people,” she said of the Oscar audience. “They’re on my show a lot. I love the whole business. ... I get to play with all those people in the audience and make people happy, and, hopefully, relax them.”
DeGeneres made her comments Friday while attending a Toys for Tots charity event in Los Angeles.