The largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theatre industry just happened from April 1-4 at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
The 2019 CinemaCon, a.k.a. the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) saw exclusive Hollywood product presentations debuting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors. CinemaCon will jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season (and beyond) at the box office.
CinemaCon also took the time to honor some oof this year’s biggest names in the film industry for their contributions.
Comedy Stars Of The Year – Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron
Vanguard Award – Jamie Lee Curtis
Cinema Icon Award – Steve Buscemi
Ensemble Award – Natalia Reyes, Mackenize Davis, Linda Hamilton and Gabriel Luna
Spotlight Award – Octavia Spencer
Action Star Of The Year – David Harbour
Breakthrough Director Of The Year – Olivia Wilde
International Star Of The Year – Kevin Hart
Directors Of The Year – Joe and Anthony Russo
Female Stars Of Tomorrow – Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Denver
Male Star Of Tomorrow – Henry Golding
International Filmmaker Of The Year Award – Graham King
Lifetime Achievement Award – Anthony Bloom
Triumph Award – Joan Graves
2019 NATO Marque Award – John D. Loeks
Ken Mason Inter-Society Award – Susie Beiersdorf