Nomination for Hollywood Walk Of Fame
2021 Selection

Nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame are now being accepted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12 noon. All nominations will be considered at the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The committee will make selections for the year 2021.

Nominations are accepted online only.

The Walk of Fame includes five categories:

  • Motion Pictures
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Recording
  • Live Theatre/Performance.

All Nominations must include these documents:

  • Photo of the nominee
  • Brief bio of nominee – no more than 2 pages
  • Nominee’s qualifications
  • List of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation of the nominee
  • Letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management

The committee will select approximately 30 names for insertion into the Walk. Nomination of an individual or group must be approved by the Walk of Fame Committee, sometimes requiring several annual nominations before a nominee is selected to receive a star. The most qualified artists nominated are eligible for a star to be installed in the Walk during the subsequent year. Those not selected for the current year are requested to resubmit for the following nomination period. Should the sponsor not want to make a second attempt, they must notify the Hollywood Chamber immediately, and the application will be pulled.

The criteria for receiving a star consists of the following: professional achievement, longevity in the category of five years or more, contributions to the community and the guarantee that the celebrity will attend the dedication ceremony if selected. Posthumous awards require a five-year waiting period.

After the Walk of Fame Committee has made its selections, the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors also votes to approve the star and then for a final approval, the names are submitted to the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Public Works Department.

All honorees must be approved by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the decisions of which are final and entirely within the Chamber’s discretion. Nomination and selection procedures, forms, and qualifications are guidelines only, entirely within the Chamber’s discretion, and are subject to change at any time, without notice.

Special Rules for Performing Duos and Groups:
Management of Performing duo or group name must consent in writing to the nomination before it will be considered. The names of all group members, past and present, must be included on the nomination form. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to condition award and installation of any star honoring a duo or group on its discretionary satisfaction with the sponsor’s arrangements regarding honorees and the installation ceremony. The sponsor must provide proof of insurance naming the Hollywood Chamber and City of L.A. as additionally insured.

All Nomination Forms must be submitted by Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12 Noon to be considered at the June Selection Meeting. See a Sample Nomination at
and read FAQ on this page before submitting your form.

If you still have any questions, please
email [email protected]
or call 323-469-8311 and ask for Ana Martinez.

Hollywood citizens and tourists alike look forward to each dedication ceremony with eager anticipation.

Q: How can I nominate someone for a Walk of Fame Star?

A: You can nominate your favorite celebrity with their permission by downloading and completing the Walk Of Fame Nomination Form on our official website

Q: Who can do the nominating?

A: Anyone, including a fan, can nominate a celebrity as long as the celebrity or his/her management is in agreement with the nomination. If there is no letter of agreement included from the celebrity or his/her representative, the committee will not accept the application.

Q: What is the cost of a Walk of Fame star ceremony?

A: $50,000 after selection. The money is used to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Price subject to change.

Q: Can someone who is deceased be nominated?

A: Yes. One posthumous award may be given each year.

Q: Can someone who is deceased be nominated for a star immediately?

A: No. A posthumous nomination has a five year waiting period.

Q: Is posthumous waiting period five years after the date of their death?

A: Yes. There is a five year waiting period after death.

Q: Can I nominate someone who doesn’t fit in any of the five categories?

A: No. The categories do not change and the nominee must be or have been active in the field of entertainment.

Q: How long after someone has been nominated will the ceremony take place?

A: The recipient has up to five years to schedule their ceremony. If it is not done within the five-year period, it will expire and an application must be resubmitted.

Q: Does the committee accept signatures, petitions or phone calls?

A: The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e- mails, or any form of petitions for a nomination. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted.

Q: Does the committee accept signatures, petitions or phone calls?

A: The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e- mails, or any form of petitions for a nomination. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted.

Q: Who are the members of the Walk of Fame selection committee?

A: Each of the five categories is represented by someone with expertise in that field.

Q: How often are stars voted in?

A: Stars are voted in once a year in June. An average of 30 stars are selected per year.

Q: If a nominee isn’t selected during the voting process, do I have to re-submit the application for the following year?

A: The application is effective for two years. If, after two years, the nominee is still not selected, the applicant can file a new application or send a letter requesting that the application be reinstated. Updates on the recipients are accepted and included in their file.

Q: When does the Committee meet?

A: The Committee meets once a year, in June.

Q: How can I find out if someone has a star on the Walk of Fame?

A: You can find star locations on the Walk of Fame Directory on

Q: Can I attend a Walk of Fame ceremony?

A: Walk of Fame ceremonies are open and free to the public. There is a public viewing area set up for all to enjoy. Please be aware that ceremony dates are subject to change. Call the Walk of Fame information line (323-469-8311) or check our website for verification.

Q: How many nominations are submitted each year?

A: The committee receives an average of two hundred applications a year.

Q: Why do some stars face one way and others face another?

A: So that people walking either direction can see the stars easily.

Q: What are the stars made of?

A: Terrazzo and brass.