December 26, 2008

Close, Gervais to be Globes presenters

Glenn Close, Ricky Gervais and Jake Gyllenhaal have signed up to be presenters at The 66th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.

The prize presentation honoring the best in film and television in 2008 is to be telecast live on NBC Jan. 11 from The Beverly Hilton.

Close, Gervais and Gyllenhaal join previously announced presenters Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Sacha Baron Cohen, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which holds the Globes, said it plans to present director Steven Spielberg with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field at the event.