Lupita Nyong'o to Receive CinemaCon Star of the Year Award 2024

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Lupita Nyong'o to Receive CinemaCon Star of the Year Award 2024
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Lupita Nyong'o will receive this year's CinemaCon® Star of the Year Award, at CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, which will be held April 8-11, 2024, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The announcement was made today by  Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon.

"In just over ten years, Lupita Nyong'o has established herself as one of the most talented and respected actors of our time," noted Neuhauser. "From her Oscar-winning role in 12 Years a Slave to her most chilling and determined performance in Us, she never fails to surprise, captivate, and engross us with each new role she undertakes. Lupita Nyong'o is recognized around the world for being a star of the highest magnitude, and CinemaCon and the global exhibition community are honored to recognize her as its 2024 Star of the Year." 

Nyong'o will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 11, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company. 

This summer, Nyong'o will take on a leading role in A Quiet Place: Day One, set to hit theaters nationwide on June 28, 2024. The film, produced in collaboration with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Sunday Night Production, boasts executive producers Allyson Seeger and Vicki Dee Rock, as well as Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, and John Krasinski. Written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, A Quiet Place: Day One also features Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou, capturing the experience of the day the world fell silent.

Renowned Kenyan actress, producer, and New York Times Bestselling author, Nyong'o made her mark with her debut in the Academy-winning film 12 Years a Slave, earning accolades such as the Academy Award®, the Screen Actors Guild® Award, the Critics' Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the NAACP Image Award. Her filmography includes notable titles like Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Us, Little Monsters, Queen of Katwe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The 355. Nyong'o also served as an executive producer for Sudanese director Mohamed Kordofani's feature debut, Goodbye Julia, the first-ever Sudanese feature to grace the Cannes Film Festival, chosen by the country as its second-ever Academy Awards submission for Best International Film.

Beyond her cinematic success, Nyong'o earned a Tony® nomination for her Broadway debut in Eclipsed, secured an Emmy® Award for narrating her New York Times best-selling children's book Sulwe, and holds the executive producer role for the third season of the family program Super Sema. She can be heard narrating Discovery's docuseries Serengeti, earning two Emmy® award nominations, and is set to host a podcast focusing on non-fiction cultural storytelling from the African diaspora.


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