Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn will receive the prestigious “Cinema Icon Award” at CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) held March 27-30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Hawn will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony Thursday, March 30 hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon. Previous winners of this esteemed award include Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Costner. The announcement was made today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon.
“With a career that has spanned roles in more than 30 films Goldie Hawn continues to shine on the big screen as one of the most entertaining, relatable and recognizable actresses of our time,” noted Neuhauser. “With an unforgettable presence and charm both onscreen and off Hawn has entertained audiences of all ages and we are pleased to honor an incredible woman with this year’s ‘Cinema Icon Award.’”
This summer Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer will star together in 20th Century Fox’s “Snatched,” out on May 12, 2017. After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter- in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Goldie Hawn is an actress, producer, director, best-selling author and children’s advocate who made her acting debut in the comedy “Good Morning, World” and later rose to prominence as part of the comedy show “Laugh-In”. In 1969, Hawn won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in “Cactus Flower” alongside Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. She has starred in more than thirty films among them, “Sugarland Express,” “Death Becomes Her,” and “First Wives Club”. Hawn has also produced numerous films including “Private Benjamin” which earned her a second Academy Award nomination for the lead role. She is the founder of The Hawn Foundation, an international charitable organization with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, heathier and happier lives. She published her best-selling memoir, “A Lotus Grows in the Mud,” in 2005 and has also released a book offering guidance on raising healthy and joyful children called “10 Mindful Minutes”.
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.