Isan Elba, the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba, has been selected to serve as the Golden Globe ambassador for the Jan. 6 ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced.

The younger Elba will assist with distributing trophies during the ceremony and working to raise awareness of a cause of her choosing. She chose mental health as her cause.

“I feel honored to hold this title and use this role to not only further educate people on the work of the HFPA, but also shine a light on issues that I care about,” the teen said Wednesday following the announcement of her selection.

“Mental health, specifically among African-Americans and my peers, in particular, is something I really want to be more vocal about. There’s this perceived stigma and I’ve seen friends struggle. We need to empower young people to not be afraid to ask for help.”

The elder Elba is a six-time Golden Globe nominee, winning in 2012 for best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for his portrayal of London police Deputy Chief Inspector John Luther in the BBC crime drama “Luther.”

The association announced last year it changed the title formerly known as Miss/Mr. Golden Globe “to represent a more inclusive role that was not only gender-neutral but also spoke to the HFPA’s commitment to philanthropy,” said association President Meher Tatna. However, the tradition of the person being a son or daughter of a well-known actor continued.

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