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Satchel and Jackson Lee: Our 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors
Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of three-time Golden Globe nominee Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee, are our Golden Globe® Ambassadors for 2021. Their appointment marks the first time in HFPA history that two siblings of color have held the position, with Jackson being the first Black male Ambassador.
Representing Hollywood’s next generation, the Ambassadors will assist with duties during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony and work to raise awareness around philanthropic causes of their choosing. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE coast to coast on NBC Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT, from The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Our previous Ambassadors, Dylan and Paris Brosnan, sons of two-time Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan, introduced Satchel and Jackson, calling them “budding filmmakers”, following on the path of their parents with their own projects.
“We have been watching the Golden Globes since we can remember. We’re proud to carry our father’s legacy of storytelling to bring attention to communities close to our hearts,” said Satchel Lee, who was the creative director of DRØME, a queer and intersectional arts, and culture magazine. “This year has illuminated just how disproportionately Black and brown people and the LGBTQ+ communities are affected by pre-existing conditions, so it’s an honor for me to be able to shine a spotlight on the heroic doctors and nurses at Callen-Lorde who work tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable people in New York City.”
“Having my dad as a mentor inspired me to choose Big Brothers Big Sisters, a charity built upon the foundation that forming positive, intergenerational relationships can have a profound impact on young lives,” said Jackson Lee, who recently stepped into the big shoes of his father, a long-time collaborator of the Nike Air Jordan brand, to design a pair of his own. “As a visionary creative, my dad taught Satchel and me the importance of entertainment as a cultural catalyst of change.”
Callen-Lorde is an organization focused on LGBTQIA+ communities in New York City offering comprehensive, judgment-free care, research, and education. Jackson’s choice, to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network. Both organizations will receive a grant from the HFPA for $25,000, totaling $50,000 made on the Lees’ behalf.
“We’re proud to welcome Satchel and Jackson Lee to an incredible roster of previous Golden Globe Ambassadors,” said Ali Sar, President of the HFPA. “Akin to their esteemed filmmaker father known for his uncompromising and provocative storytelling, Satchel and Jackson have already begun to blaze their own paths in the arts. We are honored to see how they’ll use this platform to elevate the important issues of LGBTQIA+ health and youth mentorship.”
Previous Golden Globe Ambassadors, formerly Miss and Mister Golden Globe honorees, include Dylan & Paris Brosnan, sons of Pierce Brosnan; Isan Elba, daughter of Idris ElbaJamie FoxxKelsey GrammerKevin Bacon and Kyra SedgwickClint Eastwood and Frances Fisher; Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan; Rainey Qualley, daughter of Andie MacDowellJoe MantegnaDemi Moore and Bruce WillisLaura Dern, daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce DernMelanie Griffith, daughter of Tippi HedrenAlfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer, Simone Garcia Johnson, daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; and more.