An Aussie posse of A-listers, led by Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Naomi Watts and Toni Collette will come together to celebrate 10 years of G'Day USA at a black tie gala in Los Angeles on January 12.
Jackman will present an award to Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan for introducing Australia to a generation of Americans, while actress Rose Byrne will receive an award for Excellence in Film & TV from her Damages co-star Glenn Close.
Olivia Newton-John will be on hand as her Grease partner John Travolta is recognised as a Goodwill Ambassador for Australia, for his ongoing support of Australian interests and patronage of G'Day USA events since its inception in 2004.
Past honourees Kidman, Urban, Watts, Collette, Simon Baker, Mel Gibson, Anthony LaPaglia, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Air Supply and Luc Longley will attend the all-star gala and be acknowledged, while Ryan Kwanten, Poppy Montgomery, Jacki Weaver, Jesse Spencer and Helen Reddy are also expected to attend.
The Sapphires star Jessica Mauboy will lead a line-up of performers, including Jack Vidgen and David Campbell, to perform at the event, which is part of the multi-city G'day USA Week program that showcases Australian food, wine, tourism, business, entertainment and other sectors to the USA.Supermodel Elle Macpherson and TV personality Richard Wilkins will be co-masters of ceremonies, while celebrity chef Curtis Stone will prepare an Australian-inspired multi-course dinner for 1,000 guests, who have paid $US500 for a ticket to the party.