Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of Oscar winner Spike Lee, are ambassadors for the Golden Globes at this year’s Golden Globes. The Sunday show, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, was broadcast live on NBC from Los Angeles and New York.
Satchel (26) and Jackson (23) are the children of the director “Da 5 Bloods” and his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee, who married in 1993. They are the first colored siblings to be known as Globes ambassadors. Jackson is the first black male ambassador.
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An ambassador is traditionally the child of a celebrity who helps with awards ceremonies, hands out trophies to winners, and escorts them off the stage, though their duties will be adjusted this year as nominees accept awards from home.
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Ambassadors also work to raise awareness about a philanthropic cause. Satchel works with Callen-Lorde, an organization that supports LGBTQIA + communities in New York City, while Jackson works with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the volunteer-supported mentoring network.
“We are proud to carry our father’s legacy of storytelling to draw attention to communities we care about,” Satchel said in a statement.
Jackson added, “As a visionary creative, my father taught Satchel and I the importance of entertainment as a cultural catalyst for change.”
Past ambassadors include Pierce Brosnan’s sons Dylan and Paris Brosnan, Isan Elba, daughter of Idris Elba, and Simone Garcia, daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Awards season kicked off Monday with the Gotham Awards, when Nomadland took home the best feature in a hybrid virtual ceremony with no audience but with live hosts on New York’s Cipriani Wall Street.
Contributor: The Associated Press
This article originally appeared in the US TODAY: Golden Globes: Spike Lee’s Children Are Ambassadors for the 2021 Awards Ceremony