Viola Davis

*Viola Davis, Steve Harvey, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Luther Vandross are among the 24 honorees who will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced today.


“CSI” veteran Marg Helgenberger, who was honored with a star last year, announced the names at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Friday. No dates were given for when the stars would be placed.

Vandross and Janis Joplin are joining the cadre of posthumously awarded musicians who have been honored with a star. Buddy Holly was honored in 2011, Roy Orbison in 2010 and George Harrison in 2009.

View the complete list of 2013 Walk of Fame star recipients below.

Motion Pictures:
Rick Baker
Javier Bardem
Viola Davis
James Franco
Ron Howard
Helen Mirren

Simon Baker
Bryan Cranston
Ellen DeGeneres
Jane Lynch
Katey Sagal
Matthew Perry

The Backstreet Boys
Jennifer Hudson
Jane’s Addiction
Janis Joplin (Posthumous)
New Kids On The Block
Usher Raymond IV
Luther Vandross (Posthumous)

Live Theatre/Performance:
Olympia Dukakis
Penn & Teller

Steve Harvey
“Shotgun Tom” Kelly