Hollywood Walk of Fame: Class of 2023!

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Well, these celebrities sure have, and their dreams are coming true this year. Introducing the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Class of 2023, their achievements, ceremony dates, and more!

On June 15th, 2022, the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors chose their Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2023. On June 17th, 2022, the selections were publicly released. Out of the hundreds of nominations, 24 honorees were chosen to have a plaque among legends on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

The class of 2023 is split into categories for Motion Pictures, Television, Recording, and Live Theatre/Live Performance. No stars were added in the categories of radio or sports entertainment, which can explain why there were 38 stars in the class last year compared to 24 this year.

In the category of Motion Pictures, you can expect to see newly added stars for Ludacris, Bill Pullman, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, John Waters, Juanita Moore (posthumous), and Paul Walker (posthumous).

In the category of Television, there are 7 honorees. They are Jon Favreau, Mindy Kaling, Martin Lawrence, Ralph Macchio, Garrett Morris, and Ellen Pompeo.

In the Recording category, you will see Marc Anthony, Irving Azoff, Sheila E, The Jonas Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Blake Shelton, Charlie Wilson, and Jenni Rivera (posthumous). Lastly, in the Live Theatre/Live Performance category, you will see Lang Lang, Melba Moore, and Pentatonix.

When looking at the accomplishments of the class this year, four of the honorees from the Class of 2022 have had multiple No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200. Ludacris has had four No. 1 albums, but you can see that not only has he made an impact in music, but he has also had an impact in Motion Pictures.

Charlie Wilson received a lifetime achievement award in 2013 at BET Awards. Garett Morris was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2017. Paul Walker was a core cast member of The Fast and the Furious franchise before passing away in a car crash in 2013.

Since the year started, we have already seen some of these stars receive their honor on the famous walkway. On January 30th, The Jonas Brothers were honored with the 2,745th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The group has had three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, and even separately, they have made impacts with Joe’s band, DNCE, and Nick’s solo career. Monte and Avery Lippman, Jon Bellion, and Ryan Tedder were guest speakers for the unveiling.

On February 13th, Jon Favreau was honored with his being the 2,746th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Robert Downey Jr. was one of the guest speakers.

The beloved A capella group, Pentatonix, was honored with the 2,748th star on February 21st. In the group are Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kristin Maldonado, Kevis Olusola, and Matt Sallee. They are actually the very first a cappella group to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The group is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and they have two back-to-back No. 1 albums, Pentatonix and A Pentatonix Christmas.

Previous Class Ceremonies

While Michael B. Jordan is not part of the Class of 2023, he is part of the Class of 2022 and was recently honored with the 2,751st star on March 1st, just two days before his new movie Creed III was released in theatres. Jonathan Majors and Ryan Coogler were guest speakers at his ceremony. Jordan is a successful Director/Actor/Producer, and he made his directorial debut in Creed III while also holding the leading role of Adonis Creed. 

Another star recently dedicated was to Courtney Cox, a member of the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Class of 2021. On Monday, February 27th, Cox was honored with the 2,750th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her close friends Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and Laura Dern were guest speakers at her dedication. Cox is a renowned actor, producer, and director. She is known for her iconic role as Monica Gellar in Friends and Gale Weathers in the Scream franchise.

While we still have a long year to go, we also still have other stars to see honored on this iconic walkway. Stars have up to two years to schedule ceremonies from the date of the selection. You can head over to www.walkoffame.com to see when each star ceremony is announced, which is usually ten days before the dedication. Who do you want to see announced in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2024? 

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Izzy Oropeza

Izzy Oropeza is a Junior at Penn State University majoring in advertising/public relations with a minor in theatre. She is an intern for AfterBuzzTV and Heal Squad with Maria Menounos and she hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, whether on the screen or behind the scenes.