From The Hollywood Walk of Fame: The Hollywood Walk of Fame Announces Its 2020 Honorees
Not all of those named will necessarily have their star placed on the Walk of Fame in 2020. They were named yesterday & have 2 years from that date to set up their unveiling ceremony—which means ceremonies for the named celebrities could be going on as long as until June, 2021. Should named celebrities fail to set up their ceremony within the next 2 years, they’ll have to start at the beginning of the selection process again; should named celebrities predecease their induction into the Walk of Fame, they would then have to wait 5 years after their death to be inducted posthumously, with the family’s permission & the participation of a family member in the induction ceremony. Some named celebrities may never set up their ceremony because they don’t mind getting the star, but they don’t want to participate in the ceremony (participation of a living honoree or a family member of a deceased honoree is a requirement for induction) or because they just aren’t interested in having a star on the Walk of Fame. There’s a celebrity named on this year’s list who has been said, in previous articles about the Walk of Fame, to be either the former, the latter, or both in regards to getting a Walk of Fame star. It’ll be interesting to see when/if they follow through with scheduling their ceremony.