Jake Gyllenhaal and Lady Gaga have been added to the list of presenters that will be attending this year’s Hollywood Foreign Press Association annual Grants Banquet Dinner, taking place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on August 13th.
The duo will join previously announced presenters Allison Janney, America Ferrera, Andrew Garfield, Benicio Del Toro, Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Dakota Johnson, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Ice Cube, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Fonda, Jason Isaacs, Joe Manganiello, Jon Hamm, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Oscar Isaac, Randall Park, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Silverman, Sharon Stone, Sophia Bush, Topher Grace and Ty Burrell.
The HFPA will grant more than $2 million in funds to non-profit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs, topping last year’s contributions of more than $1.9 million. Thus far, the HFPA has donated more than $23.9 million in grants, handed out over 1,000 scholarships and restored more than 90 films. Contributions made by the HFPA will aid a wide range of projects, including the preservation of films, higher education, training and mentoring and the promotion of cultural exchange through cinema.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was founded in the 1940s during World War II and was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists. The small group wished to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film.
Now, seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate more than $23.9 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs.