Stars light up summer lunch

LOS ANGELES – Steven Spielberg, John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman and Kerry Washington were among those lending star power to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual summer luncheon, where the group behind the Golden Globe Awards presents grants and introduces its officers for the coming year.

Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Black, Kelsey Grammer, Bradley Cooper and Christina Hendricks were also among the starry turnout Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The stars helped present and accept $1.2 million in grants from the HFPA to 40 nonprofit organizations around the country that promote film education and preservation.

Hoffman joked, “I am here to get nominated,” as he presented a round of grants.