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Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 19, 1997 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Golden Globes to honor recent celebrity deaths

The Golden Globes will honor the recent celebrity deaths that have occurred at the end of the year.

“We have not done an ‘In Memoriam’ on the Golden Globes. Those things are handled really well by the Oscars,” Globes producer Barry Adelman told the reporters at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards Preview Day on Wednesday.

“But we do realize there were some special circumstances of very recent nature that happened and I think we will be acknowledging that,” added Adelman.

The producer did not elaborate on how those recent deaths will be honored.

Many notable celebrities were lost this year, including Gene Wilder, David Bowie, Alan Rickman and George Michael. But the very recent death of five-time Golden Globe nominee Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, seem so close to the awards show.

Fisher, 60, was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into the hospital. She died four days later, on Dec. 27, at UCLA Medical Center. However, Reynolds died a day later at the age of 84.

A memorial will be held for Fisher and her mom, Debbie Reynolds on Thursday, followed by the burial on Friday, a source confirmed.

The Globes, awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will honor acting in film and TV in 25 categories: 14 for movies and 11 for TV.
Jimmy Fallon will take the stage as host, and Sylvester Stallone’s three duaghters; Scarlet, 14, Sistine, 18, and Sophia, 20, will share the title of Miss Golden Globe 2017.

The Golden Globes will air live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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