CinemaCon 2019

Steve Buscemi to Receive “Cinema Icon Award”

Steve Buscemi will receive this year’s “Cinema Icon Award,” Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon, announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 1-4, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Buscemi will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 4, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.

“For over four decades Steve Buscemi has established a reputation for playing some of the most unique and unforgettable characters ever seen on the big screen,” noted Neuhauser. “From Nick in ‘Parting Glances,’ to Mr. Pink in ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ and Carl Showalter in ‘Fargo’ Buscemi has made a lasting impression on movie going audiences around the globe and we are thrilled to honor him with this year’s ‘Cinema Icon Award.’”

Buscemi can be seen this summer in “The Dead Don’t Die,” to be released on June 14 by Focus Features. The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled also stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane and Tom Waits. The film is written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Since his impressive breakout performance in “Parting Glances,” Steve Buscemi has built a career out of portraying some of the most unique and unforgettable characters in recent cinema. He won an Independent Spirit Award, The New York Film Critics Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in “Ghost World.” He won an Independent Spirit award for his role as Mr. Pink in “Reservoir Dogs.”

Buscemi’s film credits include “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Armageddon,” “Con Air,” “Big Fish,” “Living in Oblivion,” “New York Stories,” “Coffee and Cigarettes,” “Mystery Train” and “In the Soup,” among many others. He has made numerous cameo appearances in such films as “Pulp Fiction,” “Rising Sun,” “Big Daddy,” and “The Wedding Singer,” and has provided his voice to characters in many animated films including “Monsters, Inc.” “Final Fantasy,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Monster House,” the “Hotel Transylvania” series and “The Boss Baby.” As a writer and director his projects include “Trees Lounge,” “Animal Factory,” “Lonesome Jim,” “Interview,” “What Happened to Pete” and “A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY.”

On the small screen he has starred and guest starred on many shows including “Boardwalk Empire,” which garnered him a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy nominations, “The Sopranos,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor, “30 Rock,” “Portlandia,” and directed episodes of “The Sopranos,” which earned him nominations for an Emmy and DGA Award, “30 Rock,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Portlandia,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and “Love.”

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.

Make sure to continue to visit the website and social media for all special exclusives and live coverage from CinemaCon 2019 this upcoming week in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 1-4.

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Asia Woodley

Asia is a entertainment host and reporter for MUSE. She also co-hosts The Cali Kickback on DASH Comedy Radio based out of West Hollywood. More recently, she starred on season 7 of MTV's Are You The One while graduating with a Bachelor's in Communications from California State University of Fullerton. Asia is especially passionate about on-air broadcast reporting, entertainment culture and sports. However, she also possesses strong writing and news reporting skills in both print and online media platforms. She also has mild experience in photography. Asia is located in the Inland Empire/LA area.

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