Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy are among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood’s the Walk of Fame in 2015, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced Thursday morning.
Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd and Christoph Waltz join funnyman Ferrell in those from the motion pictures category receiving stars.
Screenwriter and novelist Raymond Chandler, who died in 1959, and Batman creator Bob Kane, who died in 1998, will be given their stars posthumously.
From the television category, “The Simpsons” producer James L. Brooks, producer and director Ken Ehrlich, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, “The Good Wife’s” Julianna Margulies, “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Chris O’Donnell, “Big Bang Theory” genius Jim Parsons, former “Saturday Night Live” favorite Amy Poehler, talkshow host Kelly Ripa and “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara will receive stars for their work.
Songwriter and remixer Lukasz ‘Dr. Luke’ Gottwald, R&B funk music group Kool & The Gang, rapper Pitbull, Al Schmitt and producer-turned-singer Pharrell Williams will receive stars as well.
Kristin Chenoweth, Dick Gregory and Ennio Morricone were selected to receive stars for their live performances on stage or in the theatre.
Los Angeles radio host Larry Elder will also receive a star, being the only one from the radio category to do so. Snoopy, a childhood cartoon favorite, will even receive a star on the Walk for his memorable appearances in the “Peanuts” specials.
“We know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fans from around the world who visit Hollywood every year,” Maureen Schultz, Chair of the Walk of Fame selection committee, said in a statement.
The Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce selected the honorees at a meeting held on June 16.
Of these 30 ceremonies planned for the recipients, approximately 24 of them will be broadcasted to a worldwide audience.