CinemaCon Announces Honorees for “Big Screen Achievement Awards”

This year’s CinemaCon honorees include “Cinema Vérité Award” honoree, Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, Billy Eichner, Abby Ryder Fortson, Glen Powell and Zoe Saldana to be honored

Washington D.C. ( April 21, 2022 ) -

CinemaCon is thrilled to announce the honorees for its 2022 “Big Screen Achievement Awards”, it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. Designed to single out the achievements and great work of actors, actresses and filmmakers alike, the awards accord the global theatrical exhibition industry the opportunity to say thank you for bringing the best in filmmaking to their screens. CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 25 – 28, 2022 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The “Big Screen Achievement Award” Ceremony, hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola company, closes out the weeklong confab on Thursday evening, April 28 in The Colosseum of Caesars Palace. Kevin Frazier of “Entertainment Tonight” will serve as the evening’s host.

This year’s honorees include “Cinema Vérité Award” honoree Robert De Niro, “Comedy Star of the Year” Billy Eichner, “Rising Star of 2022” Abby Ryder Fortson, “Star of Tomorrow” Glen Powell, and “CinemaCon Star of the Year” Zoe Saldana, with more to be announced shortly.

“CinemaCon may be the only time during the course of the year where the exhibition community gets to thank the creative world for providing the very best in the world of movies,” noted Neuhauser. “Our roster of honorees this year represents an incredible scope of talent and to have one of the most legendary actors in the history of film being honored, that of course being Robert De Niro, well it really doesn’t get better than that. It’s going to be a very special night for everyone”.

About CinemaCon
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 6,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry – from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its trade show partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.

About NATO
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 35,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and more than 32,000 screens in 100 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

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