Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association named Isan Elba, the daughter of actor Idris Elba, as its 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador Wednesday.
She will assist with distributing trophies for excellence in film and television during the Golden Globe Awards gala on Jan. 6 in Beverly Hills.
"Last year, the HFPA renamed the title to represent a more inclusive role that was not only gender-neutral but also spoke to the HFPA's commitment to philanthropy," HFPA President Meher Tatna said in a statement. "However, we are continuing to stand by the tradition that the honoree is the daughter or son of a well-known actor."
Celebrity offspring who have served in this capacity include Simone Garcia Johnson, Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet Stallone, Corinne Foxx, Greer Grammer, Sosie Bacon and Francesca Eastwood. The role was previously known as Miss Golden Globe.
"I feel honored to hold this title and use this role to not only further educate people on the work of the HFPA, but also shine a light on issues that I care about," the younger Elba said. "Mental health, specifically among African Americans and my peers, in particular, is something I really want to be more vocal about. There's this perceived stigma and I've seen friends struggle. We need to empower young people to not be afraid to ask for help."