The creators of color behind some of television, film and Broadway’s most-watched programs feature alongside Oscar- and Emmy-nominated thespians and a drag entertainment icon as the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s 2018 honorees.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees Walk of Fame inductees, announced the full list of recipient artists and entertainers yesterday (June 22). Twelve of the 34 honorees are people of color, representing various aspects of the industry:
- Shonda Rhimes, television executive for Shondaland Productions and creator of shows like "Scandal," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Still Star-Crossed"
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of Broadway musicals "Hamilton" and "In the Heights"
- F. Gary Gray, director of films including "Straight Outta Compton" and "The Fate of the Furious"
- Zoe Saldana, actress from films including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Star Trek Into Darkness"
- Anthony Anderson, actor in TV series "Black-ish" and movie "Small Town Crime"
- RuPaul, drag queen and creator of reality TV series "RuPaul’s Drag Race"
- Taraji P. Henson, actress from "Empire" and "Hidden Figures"
- Niecy Nash, actress and comedian from films and TV series including "Reno 911!" and "Selma"
- Mary J. Blige, singer-songwriter of hit R&B songs including "Real Love" and "No More Drama," actress in films like "Mudbound" and "Betty and Coretta"
- Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus Jr., rapper behind hit songs like "Who Am I (What’s My Name)? and "Gin and Juice," actor in movies including "The Tenants" and "The Wash"
- Tracy "Ice-T" Morrow, rapper of songs including "Original Gangster" and "Mind Over Matter" and actor in "Law and Order: SVU"
- Bernie Mac, late stand-up comedian, actor and creator of "The Bernie Mac Show"
Read the full list here.