The CinemaCon Awards were held in Las Vegas last night at Caesar’s Palace. It was a beautiful evening and unlike some events there was no pretentiousness or anything Hollywood about it considering that it was packed with the talented elite.
The greatest people were honored and by greatest people I mean that they are generally really down to earth cool people. Yeah, yeah so they’re somewhat well known too, but never mind that.
Congratulations Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeremy Renner, Charlize Theron and Josh Hutcherson who all showed amazing beauty and class last night.
Michelle Pfeiffer, who has both Dark Shadows and People Like Us for summer added a big touch of class to the CinemaCon show receiving the first-ever Cinema Icon award. She said she never thought of herself as an icon but was “incredibly grateful for the support you have shown me for the past 30 years”. She also revealed her age, 53, and said the first film experience she could remember seeing was The Sterile Cuckoo in 1969 when her 6th grade class took a field trip to the local theatre.
Among other winners were Male Star of the Year to Jeremy Renner who ended the show with a strange speech in which he said he was suffering from jetlag, took a short nap a couple of hours earlier and woke up thinking he was in Paris. Not quite, Jeremy, you’re in Caesars Palace. The Paris Hotel is across the street.” Regardless of how little sleep he had, he still managed to dress it up and look good – you would never know it!
Charlize Theron was at the Caesar’s Palace CinemaCon earlier in the day wearing simple black trousers and a cream jacket. However, when she came back that night for the main event she was sexy elegant to the max with a lot of skin in all kinds of places.
Charlize Theron took to the stage towards the end of the evening to accept her award for Decade of Achievement. She offered some comic relief to the crowd. The actor was recently seen in “Young Adult” and has two blockbusters this Summer, “Prometheus” and “Snow White and the Huntsman”. She joked on stage that, “If I knew that 3D was gonna be such a big deal I would have gotten that boob job 10 years ago.” The beauty also thanked theatre owners for keeping up the shared movie experience, telling them that in fact she learned everything she knows about love from seeing the movie Splash in one of their theatres. ”Perhaps that’s why I’m still single,” she added to much laughter.
Josh Hutcherson received CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award last night. CinemaCon said in a statement: “With an already impressive resume of films under his belt, Hutcherson is one of the most accomplished young actors of his time.”
The actor first got noticed in a little film called “The Kids Are All Right” where Annette Bening & Julianne Moore play his parents.
Last week The Hunger Games star was also presented with the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. He said, “My story begins with equal rights before I was even born.”
At 19 – he was the youngest recipient of the award. If you missed that speech, press play: