Some of entertainment's biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose organizations were collectively granted millions by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
More than $5.1 million in funds were given to over 70 nonprofit organizations during the "HFPA Philanthropy: Empowering the Next Generation" virtual event on Tuesday. The event, formerly known as the Grants Banquet, celebrated some of the organizations with aspiring artists, filmmakers and storytellers.
"Self-expression is one of the most important ways we can connect and grow as human beings, particularly for young people," said Washington, the star of "Tenet." "It is an instrumental part of how we view ourselves as we learn to navigate the world. For those in communities that have suffered from historic lack of representation, this is even more critical."
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