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Inside the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Apr 15, 2016
Inside the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

Some of Hollywood’s funniest actors and actresses attended the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards last night in Las Vegas. CinemaCon is a four-day convention where members of the motion picture theater industry gather to watch must-see upcoming movies, talk to the stars, producers, and directors, and much more.

 

CinemaCon also gets everyone excited for the upcoming summer blockbusters like Now You See Me 2, Neighbors 2, Independence Day: Resurgence, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and many more.

 

The four-day event closes with The Big Screen Achievement Awards, where Jesse Eisenberg, Susan Sarandon, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, and many stars received awards.

 

New You received inside access to the ceremony! If you need a good laugh today, watch your favorite stars’ speeches below.

 

Gina Rodriguez won Female Star of the Year. This summer she’ll start filming the movie Annihilation with Natalie Portman.

 

 

Dave Franco won Breakthrough Performer of the Year for his upcoming roles in this summer’s movies, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Now You See Me 2, and later this year, Nerve. He also admitted he was a pretty shy kid growing up, who knew?!

 

 

The hilarious cast of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, and Adam DeVine won Comedy Stars of the Year.

 

 

Jesse Eisenberg won Male Star of the Year for his work in a plethora of movies. He spoke about how when he was a teen, he would use his SAG card to steal movie tickets at Regal Cinemas and apologized to the theater. LOL!

 

 

The cast of the upcoming comedy Bad Moms, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn, and Annie Mumolo, won for Female Stars of the Year.

 

 

Here’s a full list of the winners:

 

Male Star of the Year – Jesse Eisenberg

Female Stars of the Year – Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn, and Annie Mumolo

Cinema Icon Award – Susan Sarandon

Ensemble of the Universe Award – Cast of “Independence Day: Resurgence” – Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Sela Ward, Vivica A. Fox, and Brent Spiner

Male Star of Tomorrow – Stephen Amell

Female Star of Tomorrow – Gina Rodriguez

Producer of the Year – Jason Blum

Comedy Stars of the Year – Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine

Breakthrough Director of the Year – Nate Parker, “The Birth of a Nation”

Rising Star of the Year – Jack Huston

CinemaCon Excellence in Acting Award – Bryce Dallas Howard

CinemaCon Vanguard Award – Keanu Reeves

Breakthrough Performer of the Year – Dave Franco

 

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