Carrie Underwood to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Carrie Underwood will soon be cemented as an official ‘star’ when she receives her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s class of 2018.
“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” Vin Di Bona, chairman of the selection committee for 2017, said (quote via ABC News).
“As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever,” he added. “We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2018 becomes cemented one by one on the most famous sidewalk in the world!”
In addition to Underwood’s honor, many other celebrities in the categories of Recording, Motion Pictures, Television, Radio and Live Theatre/Live Performance will also see their name along Hollywood Boulevard. Among those names include Jack Black, Jeff Goldblum, Simon Cowell, Harry Connick, Jr., and posthumous recognition to Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin.
Dates for the star ceremonies have not been announced, but they must be scheduled within two years from the selection date.
The complete class of 2018 is below.
In the category of RECORDING: Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, and “Weird Al” Yankovic
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana
In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes and posthumously: Steve Irwin
In the category of RADIO: Steve Jones
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda and posthumously: Bernie Mac