WASHINGTON D.C. (March 9, 2017) – Ansel Elgort will receive the “CinemaCon® Male Star of Tomorrow Award,” it was announced today by CinemaCon Managing Director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held March 27-30, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elgort will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, March 30, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
“Having already appeared on the big screen in the breakout teen hit ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ and in the ‘Divergent’ series, Ansel Elgort is poised to break into leading man status with his upcoming roles in ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Billionaire Boys Club,’ and ‘November Criminals,’” noted Neuhauser. “A talented young actor we could not be more thrilled to honor with this year’s ‘Male Star of Tomorrow Award.’”
Elgort can be seen this summer in “Baby Driver,” releasing on August 11, 2017 via Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by “Shaun of the Dead,” and “Hot Fuzz” director Edgar Wright, A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
A classically trained dancer Elgort began his acting career on the stage before making his film debut in the remake of the classic horror film “Carrie” opposite Julianne Moore and Chloë Moretz. He is best known for his roles of Augustus Waters in “The Fault in Our Stars” and as Caleb Prior in the “Divergent” film series. In addition to “Baby Driver,” Elgort can be seen on the big screen this year in “Billionaire Boys Club” opposite Kevin Spacey and “November Criminals” alongside Chloë Moretz. In addition to his film career Elgort has a burgeoning music career and recently released the song “Thief” through Island Records.
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 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. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow 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.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
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