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After the longest year ever, the awards season is finally back and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate with the stylish sibling duo Satchel and Jackson Lee. While their names may sound familiar (her parents are director Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee), her roles as Golden Globe Ambassadors 2021 are a kind of rite of passage for children of Hollywood's elite. Past ambassadors include Dakota Johnson, the Stallone sisters and even Laura Dern, which means the Lees have big things in store long after this awards season is over.
Satchel, 26, and Jackson, 23, currently reside in New York City and will be on the East Coast bicoastal show tonight. In a year of undeniable challenges and creative use of technology (hello, Zoom Press Junkets), this Golden Globes ceremony features two big novelties: Jackson, who recently launched creative agency Indigo, is the first black male ambassador in the History of the show. and Satchel, a photographer and writer, is the first ambassador to openly identify as queer. Given that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is currently under scrutiny for its lack of membership, and with it several shocking snubs, this is a tiny step in advancing representation across all areas of the industry.
Despite their busy schedule, we were lucky enough to get in touch with the Lee siblings as they prepared for today's ceremony. Both will wear individual looks by Guccis Alessandro Michele, but their personal styles will undoubtedly shine through in the form of accessories, glamor and of course a few special details.
Meet Satchel and Jackson downstairs and tune in to the 78th Annual Golden Globes on NBC tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
What role does a Golden Globe Ambassador play to those who may not know?
SL: For the past few years, the Golden Globe Ambassador's job has been to help distribute the trophies and draw attention to an organization of your choice. This year I'm working with the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.
It's safe to say that the Golden Globe Awards will be a little different this year. How will you be involved in the celebration?
SL: We won't be giving any awards this year. Health and safety is a priority here, but be sure to catch us on the pre-show. During the broadcast we have a moment on stage to discuss our respective organizations. We also created a video introducing ourselves to the world for the official HFPA pre-show on Twitter. The HFPA Presents: #GlobesCountdown Live, starting this evening at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on @GoldenGlobes.
JL: This year we really focused on the community service we did for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Tell us a little bit about what you will be wearing to the show?
SL: I'm wearing a special Gucci dress. The Gucci team was really great to work with and they worked very hard to make sure the dress was what I wanted. I wanted to feel grown up and very New York. The gloves give it drama. They really make the dress more of a conceptual piece of what I'm about. I feel like it tells a story. Who is this gloved vision in black with the crystal flowers? Oh yeah it's me
I have 5 inch platform shoes on, which is amazing because I need every bit of size I can get. And they're super comfortable.
JL: I'm wearing an outfit that I designed with Gucci and their creative team.
How many options did you go through before settling on your look?
SL: I was given maybe five sketches of clothes to choose from. I quickly narrowed it down to two. I chose this one because it felt funniest and different and I really wanted to have fun with this outfit as I haven't dressed in a year.
JL: We probably went through three or four sketches, but when I saw the last sketch I knew it was the one.
How would you describe your personal style in general?
SL: My style is pretty casual. I've been wearing the same pair of jeans for two weeks and only cycle through different sweaters and T-shirts. I love fashion and style, but in an everyday situation I strive for comfort and ease.
JL: I would say I have a pretty normal uniform. However, I like to play around with different silhouettes.
Where will you get ready
SL: We're getting ready in my parents' house in Manhattan.
Do you have preparation rituals before attending such major events?
SL: I make sure I keep saying positive affirmations in my head all day. I want to exude confidence, so I have to inflate myself.
JL: I'm going to listen to music and come to my zone.
What's on your prep playlist?
SL: Lots of Mariah Carey. Chloe x Halle. Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
JL: Also Man on the moon III by Kid Cudi and NASIR from Nas.
What do you look forward to the most when you go on the show?
SL: Being a Golden Globe Ambassador is a really great honor and it is wonderful to be included in such a special group and to draw more attention to the incredible work that Callen-Lorde is doing is a privilege for me .
JL: The most exciting part of the show is the opportunity to represent my people and community that have so often been overlooked.
Did your father give you any good advice tonight?
SL: Both of our parents just told us to have fun and enjoy the moment.
JL: Both of my parents give great advice. They said to enjoy, be there and take this opportunity to help as many people as possible.
The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air LIVE from coast to coast on Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 5pm to 8pm. PT / 8-11pm ET on NBC with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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