WASHINGTON D.C. â€“ Susan Sarandon will receive the â€œCinema Icon Awardâ€ it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon.Â CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held April 11-14, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Sarandon will be presented with this special honor at the â€œCinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awardsâ€ ceremony taking place onÂ the evening of Thursday, April 14, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
â€œSince making her feature film debut in 1970â€™s â€˜Joeâ€™ Susan Sarandon has brought some of the most unforgettable and versatile performances to the big screen,â€ noted Neuhauser. â€œShe has continued to entertain and inspire audiences throughout her career with the breadth of intelligence and fearless portrayals that she has brought to some of the most challenging roles on screen and we could not be more delighted to honor such an amazing actress with this years â€˜Cinema Icon Award.â€™â€
â€œThe Meddler,â€ to be released on April 22, 2016 via Sony Pictures Classics, stars Sarandon as a recently widowed Marnie Minervini who has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne) a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others- as well as her own â€“ and find a new purpose in life.
Since the beginning of her career, Sarandon has starred in many memorable films including: â€œJoe,â€ â€œThe Rocky Horror Picture Show,â€ â€œPretty Baby,â€ â€œBull Durham,â€ â€œThe Banger Sisters,â€ â€œStep Mom,â€ â€œThe Witches of Eastwick,â€ and â€œLittle Women.â€ She has earned OscarÂ®Â nominations for her work in â€œThelma and Louise,â€ â€œLorenzoâ€™s Oil,â€ â€œThe Clientâ€ and â€œAtlantic Cityâ€ while winning an Academy AwardÂ®Â and SAGÂ®Â Award for her role as Sister Helen, a nun consoling a death-row inmate in â€œDead Man Walking.â€Â Sarandon has also brought her talents to the small screen first with a continuing role in the TV drama â€œA World Apart,â€ and has received an EmmyÂ®Â Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her role in the HBO film â€œBernard and Doris,â€ as well as a Golden GlobeÂ®Â and SAGÂ®Â nomination. She received an EmmyÂ®Â and SAGÂ®Â nomination for her work in Barry Levinsonâ€™s â€œYou Don’t Know Jackâ€ with Al Pacino for HBO.