Lorenzo Soria Elected as President of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Lorenzo Soria Elected as President of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Lorenzo Soria was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 2019-2020 term which will commence on July 1. The news was announced at the organization’s annual election meeting by outgoing president Meher Tatna.

“It’s a privilege to once again be elected to serve as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said Lorenzo Soria. “Together with my peers at the HFPA, I look forward to continuing our organization’s mission of recognizing the best in film and television, ushering in the next generation of storytellers, and staying true to our roots of giving back through our vast philanthropic efforts. I’ve never been prouder of our organization’s future and ready to get to work.”

Soria will be joined by Ali Sar, Janet R. Nepales, Ruben V. Nepales, and Meher Tatna who were elected as vice president, treasurer, executive secretary, and chairman of the board of directors, respectively.

Lorenzo Soria was born in Argentina, and moved to Milan, Italy, at a young age. After completing his studies, Soria became a journalist for the most prestigious Italian newsweekly, L’Espresso, and has been working for the national daily La Stampa since 1988. Soria joined the HFPA in 1989 and has served in its administration for 24 years, including as president (2003-2005, 2015-2017). In the last two years he was Chairman of the Board.




Lorenzo Soria


Ali Sar


Janet R. Nepales



Ruben V. Nepales



Meher Tatna (chairman)

Luca Celada

Anke Hofmann

Yoram Kahana

Diederik van Hoogstraten

Tina Jøhnk Christensen (alternate)



Barbara Gasser

Magnus Sundholm



For more than 25 years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group most well-known for producing the Golden Globe Awards®, has donated over $33 million to entertainment related charities, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts.  Licensing fees obtained from the Awards show has allowed the HFPA to support over 80 nonprofits focused on education in film and television, film preservation, journalistic organizations committed to freedom of speech, as well as organizations that support natural disaster relief and other international crises.


As previously announced, the HFPA and dick clark productions will present the 77th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will air live coast to coast on NBC on Sunday, January 5, 2020, with nominations announced on Monday, December 9, 2019.



The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association (HFCA) by a group of entertainment journalists representing world media in Hollywood, who realized the need to unite and organize to gain the recognition and access to studios and talent accorded to the domestic press. All qualified journalists were accepted, with the bold goal of “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race.” A year later, the HFCA created the Golden Globe Awards which, to this day, the entire membership selects, votes on and awards every year for outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television. Members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate more than $33 million to 80 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 25 years. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

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