Elizabeth Banks will receive the CinemaCon Award for Excellence in Acting at the annual convention later this month. The “Hunger Games” actress will be on hand to accept her award at the event’s gala on April 18.
“One of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses, Elizabeth Banks has captured moviegoing audiences’ attention across the globe with her spot-on portrayals of a diverse array of characters,” said Mitch Neuhauser, the managing director of CinemaCon. “From First Lady Laura Bush in ‘W.’ to the highly fashionable and eccentric Capitol Escort Effie Trinket in ‘The Hunger Games,’ Banks embraces each role unlike no other actress out there. [sic] We are thrilled to be able to honor her this year with the CinemaCon Award for Excellence in Acting.”
Banks fans know that we’ll see her reprise her Effie Trinket role in November when “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” hits theaters. Congratulations, Elizabeth!