Antonio Banderas Among Presenters For the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

NBC has announced that Tony award nominee Antonio Banderas will be among the presenters at this year's Golden Globe Awards, airing on January 15th. The actor last appeared on Broadway in NINE for which he received a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award. His film credits include Evita, Shrek 2, The Mask of Zorro, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, and The House of the Spirits.

Among the other presenters will be Jake Gyllenhaal (2011 Golden Globe nominee), Salma Hayek (2003 Golden Globe nominee), Nicole Kidman (1996, 2002 and 2003 Golden Globe winner; 1992, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2011 Golden Globe nominee), Clive Owen (2005 Golden Globe winner), Melissa McCarthy, Freida Pinto and Natalie Portman (2005 and 2011 Golden Globe winner; 2000 Golden Globe nominee).

The 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will air on Sunday, January 15, 2012, with host Ricky Gervais. Directed by Emmy® Award winning director, Louis J. Horvitz for the second year in a row, the show will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC; pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from The Beverly Hilton. It was announced today exclusively by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

“We are thrilled to have these talented individuals join us,” said Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, president of the HFPA. “Each will bring something very special to this year’s show!”

Barry Adelman, EVP of television at dick clark productions and executive producer and writer of the Golden Globes said, “This is a prestigious group of charismatic stars that fits perfectly with our reputation as Hollywood's Party of the Year!”

Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe® Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight 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 have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. 



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