Andie MacDowell's daughter, an aspiring actress and singer, snags the honor for 2012

By Reagan Alexander
December 08, 2011 10:10 PM
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‘Tis the season. Award season, that is.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association kicked the season of statuettes into gear by selecting Rainey Qualley, daughter of Andie MacDowell, as Miss Golden Globe 2012.

The aspiring actress and singer, 21, follows in the footsteps as such past selections as Melanie Griffith, Laura Dern, Rumer Willis, and last year’s Miss Golden Globe, Gia Mantegna.

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The honoree, traditionally a child of a celebrity, assists in the Golden Globe Awards show, which means that Rainey will have her hands full with the award show’s returning host, Ricky Gervais.

“I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve as Miss Golden Globe 2012,” Qualley told reporters gathered at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of this year’s awards presentation.”