Spike Lee’s daughter and son have been crowned 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors. Jackson Lee is the first African American male bestowed with the title.
The 2021 Golden Globes have redefined the tone of their culture in a historic way. Ali Sar, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has revealed that the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors are Satchel Lee, 26, and Jackson Lee, 23, the sibling children of acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee. The first African American sibling Golden Globe Ambassadors were officially announced during a January 12, Tuesday morning virtual press conference.
Not only are Jackson and Satchel Lee the first African American brother and sister duo to hold the position, but Jackson is also the first Black male ambassador in Golden Globe history. The move is a true statement by the Golden Globe Awards.
During the virtual press conference, Satchel and Jackson announced their chosen philanthropic organizations, which will each receive a $25,000 grant. Satchel chose Callen-Lorde Community Center, which supports the LGBTQIA+ community’s health care needs. Jackson chose Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, an organization known for supporting the underserved community with role models and mentors.
“We’re proud to carry our father’s legacy of storytelling to bring attention to communities close to our hearts,” said Satchel Lee, Creative Director of DROME, a queer and intersectional arts and cultural magazine.
The role of the Golden Globe Ambassador is awarded to young persons who assist in the annual Golden Globe Awards presentation, by presenting trophies to the winners and wrangling them while on-stage. Celebrity parents have long fiercely competed for their children to take the coveted role, awarded by the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and selected by the Association’s board. Selection as a Golden Globe Ambassador traditionally elevates media careers. This honor will amplify both Jackson and Satchel’s notable strides in the arts.
Be sure to watch and support Satchel and Jackson Lee represent for the culture. The 78th Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, February 28 on NBC. Check your local listings for times.