The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced the 2022 nominees for induction. The star-studded list includes the late food and TV star Anthony Bourdain, actress Bebe Neuwirth, actor Paul Rudd, director Brian DePalma, actor, singer and dancer Lola Falana, singer Phoebe Snow and the actor, comedian Chelsea Handler are just a few of the nominees. .
There are several categories of inductees, including Performing Arts and Entertainment, Arts and Humanities, Business, Public Service, and Sports.
The criteria for nomination and induction are that recipients were born, raised, or resided here in New Jersey at some point in their lives. Selection for Hall of Fame induction is based on several factors, including a public vote and whether living nominees are available to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony. Due to the pandemic, the last two Hall of Fame ceremonies have been virtual. Prior to the virtual induction ceremonies, the Hall of Fame ceremony took place at the iconic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, NJ.
I had the pleasure of hosting one of the New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremonies and participating in 6 others. I am amazed at the quality of talent that New Jersey has to offer, not only in arts and entertainment, but also in sports, public service, arts and humanities. Some exceptional people call New Jersey home, and since the Hall of Fame was established in 2008, I’ve been happy to have these extraordinary people recognized. For a state of 8 million people and those who have or still call New Jersey home, they have all given so much to make this world a better place.
There are a total of 35 men 13 women and two families who are nominated for the 2022 induction.
You can vote until May 20, 2022 for your favorite nominee and a full list of nominees click on the link provided here: 2022 New Jersey Hall of Fame Official Ballot
I encourage you to vote for your favorite nominee and also suggest you take a long look at these famous New Jerseyers who have been inducted into our Hall of Fame. It makes you proud to be in New Jersey!
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. All opinions expressed are those of Big Joe.
Voting for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022
These are the nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022. They come from all walks of life, spanning generations dating back to colonial times. The nominees span the categories of arts and humanities, business, performing arts and entertainment, public service and sports.