by Lucire staff/January 8, 2013/0.33
The 10th anniversary G’day USA Los Angeles black-tie gala, part of the annual event celebrating Australia in the US, will see Golden Globe nominees Hugh Jackman and Glenn Close join Olivia Newton-John at the J. W. Marriott at LA Live on January 12. Awards will be presented to Paul Hogan, Rose Byrne and John Travolta.
Elle Macpherson and Richard Wilkins will co-MC the event.
Entertainment will include performances by Jessica Mauboy (The Sapphires), Jack Vidgen, David Campbell, didgeridoo player William Barton and the Qantas Choir. Photographer Wayne Quilliam will provide imagery to accompany the performances.
Past honorees, including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Mel Gibson, Toni Colette, Keith Urban, Anthony LaPaglia, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Air Supply and Luc Longley will attend.
Australian chef Curtis Stone is preparing an Australian-inspired dinner.
The event, with 1,000 guests, has already been sold out.
Seven cities participate in G’day USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, Chicago, Houston and Boston) bringing together events promoting business, government, environment, innovation, culture and tourism. The events are produced by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Qantas Airways, Tourism Australia and Austrade.