Bryce Dallas Howard Earns CinemaCon’s Excellence in Acting Award

Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley in Pete's Dragon
Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley in ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (Photo by Matt Klitscher © 2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc)

CinemaCon has tapped Bryce Dallas Howard to receive the 2016 CinemaCon® Award for Excellence in Acting. The annual gathering of the National Association of Theatre Owners membership will once again be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This year’s CinemaCon will take place April 11 – 14th, and Howard will be picking up the honor during the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony to be held on April 14th.

Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon, announced Howard as the Excellence in Acting winner, saying, “A talented and versatile actress, Bryce Dallas Howard has entertained audiences around the globe with stellar performances in such films as The Village, The Help, 50/50 and of course 2015’s monster box-office juggernaut Jurassic World. CinemaCon is thrilled to have this opportunity to honor such a talented actress at this year’s final night Big Screen Achievement Award Ceremony.”

Up next for Howard is a starring role in Walt Disney Pictures’ fantasy film, Pete’s Dragon. The 2016 version is a reimagining of the classic animated movie and has Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Lawrence, and Wes Bentley in starring roles. Directed and co-written by David Lowery, Disney’s set to launch the film in theaters on August 12, 2016.

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Beginning her career on the New York stage, Howard left the Tisch School of the Arts program at New York University and went on to star in theatre productions including Tartuffe, As You Like It, House/Garden, and Our Town before making her feature film debut in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. She has gone on to star in countless other films including Jurassic World, HereAfter, 50/50, The Help, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Terminator Salvation, Spider-Man 3, The Lady in the Water, and Manderlay. Howard recently completed production on Netflix’s new series Black Mirror in an episode directed by Joe Wright, and can also be seen later this fall in Stephen Gaghan’s Gold alongside Matthew McConaughey for The Weinstein Company.

In addition to her roles onscreen, Howard has worked behind the lens creating content for multiple campaigns such as Canon’s “Project Imagination”; MoroccanOil’s “Inspired”; Vanity Fair’s “Decade Series” with Radical Media; and Glamour magazine’s “Reel Moments.” Howard has also directed content for MTV’s Supervideo: M83’s Claudia Lewis; Sony and Lifetime’s Five More: Call Me Crazy; and, most recently, solemates, in conjunction with Canon’s “Project Imagination: The Trailer.” Howard has directed over a dozen short films and received numerous accolades for her work, including being shortlisted for an Oscar in 2012 for her half-hour film when you find me. She also produced the Sony Classics film Restless.