Cameron Diaz Named Female Star of the Year by CinemaCon

10:38 AM PST 03/21/2011 by Lindsay Powers
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"Diaz has proven to audiences that she can take on any role," says Mitch Neuhauser, the group's managing director.

Cameron Diaz has been named the female star of the year by CinemaCon, the group's managing director Mitch Neuhauser announced Monday.

She'll pick up her award at a Columbia Pictures event on March 30, held during CinemaCon, which runs March 28 to 31 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“Since making her debut on the big screen in The Mask, Cameron Diaz has continued to capture the attention of audiences around the world with her inescapable charm, innate comedic timing, and unparalleled screen presence,” Neuhauser said in a statement. “From the outrageously comedic There’s Something About Mary, to the action packed Charlie’s Angels, and the critically acclaimed Being John Malkovich, Diaz has proven to audiences that she can take on any role and we are thrilled to be able to present such a remarkable actress with the ‘CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.’”

Diaz co-stars alongside Justin Timberlake in Columbia Pictures' Bad Teacher, due in theaters June 24. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg and produced by Jimmy Miller and David Householter.
 
 She begins production on the Coen Brothers’ remake of the crime comedy Gambit in April, starring opposite Colin Firth.

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