From Marilyn Monroe to Tom Hanks, all the most iconic celebrities have been honored with a Hollywood star in their name. It's the industry's ultimate sign of honor and is a chance to ensure a long-lasting legacy. The 2023 Hollywood Walk of Fame line-up has now been revealed, and it includes some of our favorite comedic talents of all time! Released on Friday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce shared their list of over twenty-four celebrities who are to receive their own star on the famous Los Angeles Sidewalk and be part of this longstanding tradition. Here's who's listed.
The recipients are divided into four categories, Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, and Recording. In the Motion Pictures category, the hilarious Vince Vaughn is up for the award. With hysterical movies on his resume, such as Wedding Crashers and Couples Retreat, Vaughn has become one of the most sought-after comedic movie stars in the business. With this in mind, this nomination feels long overdue - and we're sure we can expect a hilarious acceptance speech from the entertainer. Our favorite comedian from The Office and The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling, has been listed in the Television category, and rightfully so. Alongside Kaling is former Saturday Night Live star Garrett Morris, who will be familiar to the younger generation for his performance on the CBS comedy Two Broke Girls.
"The Selection Panel, made up of fellow Walk of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world," explained Ellen K, the chair of the selection panel. "The panel thoughtfully selected these talented individuals, and we can’t wait to celebrate them as they become part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!"
So what's the next step? Interestingly, this announcement does not guarantee a star on the sidewalk. Instead, this is seen as more of an 'offer.' As explained by Deadline, these honorees will have two years after the list is released to formally accept the award and pay the associated fee. Not quite as glamorous as it first sounds, but once that star is glistening under the Californian sun, it will all be worth it...