Drew Barrymore is the Female Star of the Year

Drew Barrymore Wins Female Star of the Year Award
KYLE RED SILVERSTEIN as Tyler, BRAXTON BECKHAM as Brendan, DREW BARRYMORE as Lauren, ALYVIA ALYN LIND as Lou, EMMA FUHRMANN as Espn, ADAM SANDLER as Jim, JESSICA LOWE as Ginger and KEVIN NEALON as Eddy in Warner Bros. Pictures' romantic comedy "BLENDED," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo © 2014 Warner Bros Entertainment)
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) have selected Drew Barrymore, who’ll soon be seen opposite Adam Sandler in Blended, as the recipient of the 2014 CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award. CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser made the announcement, saying, “Is there anyone who isn’t in love with Drew Barrymore, one of the most captivating and incredibly talented actresses of our time? Her career is simply remarkable and to think the first two directors to take her under their wing at the respective ages of five and seven were Ken Russell and Steven Spielberg, is astonishing. And now, over three decades later, she continues to showcase her versatility. CinemaCon could not be more honored to present her with this year’s ‘Female Star of the Year Award.'”
 
This year’s CinemaCon takes place March 24 through March 27th at Caesars Palace in Vegas. Barrymore will receive the Female Star of the Year award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards on March 27th.
 
Warner Bros Pictures’ Blended reunites the The Wedding Singer and 50 Fifty Dates stars for a romantic comedy about single parents who don’t hit it off on a blind date. Unfortunately, they’re forced to see each other again when they unknowingly wind up taking their families on the same vacation. The cast also includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Terry Crews, and Kevin Nealon.
 
Drew Barrymore’s Career [Courtesy of CinemaCon]

Making her film debut at the age of five in Altered States, Barrymore was catapulted into stardom with her performance in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Earning the praise of both critics and audiences for her performances, Barrymore went on to star in such films as Irreconcilable Differences, Cat’s Eye, Far From Home, Boys on the Side, Scream, The Wedding Singer, Home Fries, Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, Riding in Cars with Boys, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, 50 First Dates, He’s Just Not That Into You, Everybody’s Fine, and Going the Distance, to name just a few. She has also lent her voice to the animated features Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Curious George.
 
Her many performances on the small screen include HBO’s Grey Gardens, which earned her a 2010 Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award® and an Emmy Award nomination. She also voices the character Mrs. Lockhart in Seth McFarlane’s Family Guy. Behind the camera Barrymore has seen success as a producer under her own Flower Films banner, which has produced such hits as He’s Just Not That Into You, Never Been Kissed, 50 First Dates, and the blockbuster Charlie’s Angels features, which grossed more than half a billion dollars worldwide. She is currently executive producing the Esquire Network reality series Knife Fight. In addition, Barrymore made her feature film directorial debut with the roller derby comedy Whip It!, in which she also starred, and went on to direct the 2011 short Our Deal.

 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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