The Golden Globe Awards are taking place today at the Beverly Hilton. Two of the nominees that may walk away with the little Golden Statue are of Greek descent. However, Yani Begakis a.k.a Mr. Golden Globes won’t be around tonight to cheer up his famous friends. Yani passed away last August unexpectedly after coming back from a trip to London for the premiere of “Mamma Mia”. Originally a Greek from Istanbul, Yani came to the US as a poor immigrant, and managed to become one of the most successful journalists in Hollywood. He was elected President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association five times, in addition he served as vice president and secretary. In his last interview he talked about his life with the stars, his homeland and mentioned how much he would like to be present in this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
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