Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lopez nominated for Hollywood stars

LOS ANGELES: Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lopez are among nominees announced to get their star on Hollywood's storied Walk of Fame next year.

Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and Malcolm McDowell can also get their names on the Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk in 2012, while actor Richard Burton along with soul legend Barry White will get posthumous stars.

"The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year," said John Pavlik, chairman of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.

"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening was also nominated, along with John Lasseter and Sumner Redstone from the film world, and musicians Boyz II Men and Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart.

The selection committee is part of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the golden stars on the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard near Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, home to the Oscars.

The nominees were chosen from hundreds of applicants considered at a June 17 meeting of the committee, whose decision was ratified by the Chamber's board of directors.

While the nominations are for 2012, those chosen have up to five years to schedule ceremonies to unveil their stars, after which their selection will expire. (AFP)

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