Chelsea Handler to Host Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet

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The organization, which also presents the Golden Globes, plans to hand out $2.6 million in grants and scholarships at the event.

Chelsea Handler will host the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual Grants Banquet, which will be held Aug. 2 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The lineup of presenters scheduled for the event — at which the HFPA awards its charitable grants for the year — includes Anthony Mackie, Armie Hammer, Ava DuVernay, Billy Bob Thornton, Bob Odenkirk, Chadwick Boseman, Chrissy Metz, Dylan Minnette, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Kathryn Hahn, Kumail Nanjiani and Robert Pattinson.

Keala Settle, a Tony nominee for the 2013 Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, will give a special live performance.

“We are delighted to welcome Chelsea Handler as the host of this year’s annual Grants Banquet,” HFPA president Meher Tatna said. “Not only is she a wonderful comedian, but she’s also a socially conscious and outspoken activist. With her help, we will continue the HFPA's mission of opening doors for underrepresented students, preserving the rich history of television and film, and ushering in the next generation of storytellers and artists.”

The HFPA, which also presents the annual Golden Globe Awards, will hand out more than $2.6 million in funds to nonprofit entertainment-related organizations and scholarship programs.