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Momoa to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 17, 2021, 5:16 PM HST
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Jason Momoa greets the hundreds of protectors on Mauna Kea. The actor visited on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. It was the 18th day of the protest. PC: Darde Gamayo

Hawai´i actor Jason Momoa is in line to receive a special Hollywood honor.

Momoa, originally from O´ahu, will be enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022. The Walk of Fame Selection Panel announced the news on Thursday, June 17, according to a report from Hawaii News Now.

The actor is best known for portraying the superhero Aquaman in the DC Comics film series of the same name. He also appeared in HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Game of Thrones.

Momoa said Thursday that could not wait to return to Hawai´i and share the honor with his ´ohana. He will join 37 other entertainers who will get their stars on the Walk of Fame next year, including performers from the worlds of film, television, radio and sports.

The Hollywood star also made national news in 2019 by traveling to the Big Island in a show of solidarity with Native Hawaiian demonstrators in their efforts to block construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Muanakea.

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