The Hollywood Foreign Press Association named its newest Miss Golden Globe in West Hollywood Thursday evening. Rainey Qualley, daughter of Golden Globe-nominated actress Andie MacDowell, is the 2012 honoree.
The 22-year-old actress and singer portrayed an abuse victim in the independent film Mighty Fine, whose cast also includes her mother, and is writing songs and working toward her first album.
"I am honored to be selected as the 2012 Miss Golden Globe," Qualley said at a news conference at restaurant. "It's very exciting to be a part of an awards show like the Golden Globes so early on in my career."
Aida Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which conducts the Golden Globe Awards, called Qualley "a talented and beautiful young woman."
MacDowell received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in sex, lies and videotape, Green Card and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Miss Golden Globe is traditionally a daughter of a well-known celebrity who assists in the ceremony. Previous Miss Golden Globes include Laura Dern, daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern; Joely Fisher, a daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher; and Melanie Griffith, a daughter of Tippi Hedren.
Golden Globe nominations will be announced next Thursday and the awards show will be held Jan. 15.